EMDR with panic disorder: Patients who inhibit anxiety reactions
Introducing EMDR to panic disorder patients who have been educated in that reduce anxiety responses can pose some interesting challenges. Several patients who had been in therapy with me for a year or more had learned quite well the skills of using deep breathing, relaxation, and cognitive pattern interruption techniques to inhibit their anxiety reactions. I discovered how well they internalized these strategies as we began the EMDR in our attempts to clear the root causes of their panic disorder.
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