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(p. 57) Session 2
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(p. 57) Session 2
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Michael W. Otto

and Mark H. Pollack

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195338546.003.0004
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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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