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Mechanism of Action in CBT (MAC): Methods of a multi-center randomized controlled trial in 369 patients with Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

Gloster, A. T. and Wittchen, H. -U. and Einsle, F. and Höfler, M. and Lang, T. and Fydrich, T. and Fehm, L. and Hamm, A. O. and Richter, J. and Alpers, G. W. and Gerlach, A. L. . and Ströhle, A. and Kircher, T. and Deckert, J. and Zwanzger, P. and Arolt, V.. (2009) Mechanism of Action in CBT (MAC): Methods of a multi-center randomized controlled trial in 369 patients with Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 259 (S2). pp. 155-166.

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Abstract

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is efficacious for panic disorder with agoraphobia (PD/A). Nevertheless, the active ingredients of treatment and the mechanisms through which CBT achieves its effects remain largely unknown. The mechanisms of action in CBT (MAC) study was established to investigate these questions in 369 patients diagnosed with PD/A. The MAC study utilized a multi-center, randomized controlled design, with two active treatment conditions in which the administration of exposure was varied, and a wait-list control group. The special feature of MAC is the way in which imbedded experimental, psychophysiological, and neurobiological paradigms were included to elucidate therapeutic and psychopathological processes. This paper describes the aims and goals of the MAC study and the methods utilized to achieve them. All aspects of the research design (e.g., assessments, treatment, experimental procedures) were implemented so as to facilitate the detection of active therapeutic components, and the mediators and moderators of therapeutic change. To this end, clinical, behavioral, physiological, experimental, and genetic data were collected and will be integrated.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Klinische Psychologie und Epidemiologie (Lieb)
UniBasel Contributors:Gloster, Andrew
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0940-1334
e-ISSN:1433-8491
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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