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Cognitive therapy and exercise for panic and agoraphobia in primary care: Pilot study and service development

Lookup NU author(s): Paul Cromarty, Dr Gary Robinson, Pauline Alexander, Professor Mark FreestonORCiD


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Exercise is generally accepted as means of improving mental health yet few studies have examined its use in specific disorders. This study examines delivery and efficacy of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for panic and agoraphobia combined with a gym-based exercise programme in a Healthy Living Centre. Preliminary evidence for this novel Service has shown Group CBT followed by exercise targeting safety behaviours to be clinically Successful and acceptable to clients. Details of the pilot service and some of the clinical issues are discussed.

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Author(s): Cromarty P, Robinson G, Callcott P, Freeston M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Year: 2004

Volume: 32

Issue: 3

Pages: 371-374

ISSN (print): 1352-4658

ISSN (electronic): 1469-1833

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S1352465804001456


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