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Biological Therapies in Psychiatry

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A 36-year-old woman comes to see a

psychiatrist with the chief complaint, “I feel like I’m going to die, I get so anxious.” She describes occasions when she feels her heart beat faster, and then suddenly she becomes overwhelmed with the notion that she is going to die or go crazy. She notes that she hyperventilates, her fingers and toes tingle, and she feels as if her heart is going to break because it beats so fast. Which of the following should the psychiatrist, a cognitive therapist, urge the patient to do during their visit? (DNB Dec 2010)



A Recognize that a past history of trauma probably contributes to these symptoms

B Recreate the panic attack

C Talk through the nature of the emotional supports that the patient has in her life

D Take medication to suppress the panic attacks, thus lessening her anxiety

E Free-associate feelings and thoughts about the panic attacks themselves

Ans. B Recreate the panic attack

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