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Applied Relaxation Training for Generalised Anxiety and Panic Attacks:: The Efficacy of a Learnt Coping Strategy on Subjective Reports

  • Nicholas Tarrier (a1) and Chris Main (a1)

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The results of applied relaxation training in patients with generalised anxiety and panic attacks are reported. ART was taught during one session, by means of participant demonstration, written instructions, taped instructions, or a combination of all three, with instructions to practise at home. All four methods proved superior to a waiting list control, but there were no differences between the treatment groups. There was some evidence for the non-specific effect of expectancy, but this did not completely explain the treatment effect.

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