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Michael W. Otto

and Mark H. Pollack

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date: 18 January 2021

Chapter 4 outlines the second session of treatment to taper anxiety medication. The primary goal of this session is to help solidify the patient’s knowledge of a cognitive-behavioral model for panic disorder and to introduce the patient to interoceptive exposure procedures. The session also includes continued training in diaphragmatic breathing and the introduction of relaxation techniques as a strategy to help reduce muscle tension that may arise during benzodiazepine withdrawal.

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