Navigation Links
New breathing therapy reduces panic and anxiety by reversing hyperventilation
Date:12/20/2010

A new treatment program teaches people who suffer from panic disorder how to reduce the terrorizing symptoms by normalizing their breathing.

The method has proved better than traditional cognitive therapy at reducing both symptoms of panic and hyperventilation, according to a new study.

The biological-behavioral treatment program is called Capnometry-Assisted Respiratory Training, or CART, said psychologist and panic disorder expert Alicia E. Meuret at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

CART helps patients learn to breathe in such a way as to reverse hyperventilation, a highly uncomfortable state where the blood stream operates with abnormally low levels of carbon dioxide, said Meuret, one of the researchers conducting the study.

Hyperventilation, a state of excessive breathing, results from deep or rapid breathing and is common in patients with panic disorders.

"We found that with CART it's the therapeutic change in carbon dioxide that changes the panic symptoms and not vice versa," Meuret said.

CART: Breathing exercises twice a day

During the treatment, patients undergo simple breathing exercises twice a day. A portable capnometer device supplies feedback during the exercises on a patient's CO2 levels. The goal of these exercises is to reduce chronic and acute hyperventilation and associated physical symptoms. This is achieved by breathing slower but most importantly more shallowly. Contrary to lay belief, taking deep breaths actually worsens hyperventilation and symptoms.

"Most panic-disorder patients report they are terrified of physical symptoms such as shortness of breath or dizziness," Meuret said. "In our study, cognitive therapy didn't change respiratory physiology, but CART did effectively reduce hyperventilation. CART was proved an effective and powerful treatment that reduces the panic by means of normalizing respiratory physiology."

The findings, "Resp
'/>"/>

Contact: Margaret Allen
mallen@smu.edu
214-768-7664
Southern Methodist University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Galloping and breathing at high speed
2. Meat-eating dinosaur from Argentina had bird-like breathing system
3. New meat-eating dinosaur from Argentina had bird-like breathing system
4. Swamping bad cells with good in ALS animal models helps sustain breathing
5. OSAs ISP launches with research on breathing disorders and congenital heart defects
6. Effects of maternal exercise on fetal breathing movements
7. Effects of maternal exercise on fetal breathing movements
8. When children have breathing problems
9. Severe breathing disorders during sleep are associated with an increased risk of dying
10. Breathing technique can reduce frequency, severity of asthma attacks
11. 4-D software helps adjust for breathing when treating lung cancer with radiotherapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New breathing therapy reduces panic and anxiety by reversing hyperventilation
(Date:8/27/2014)... Ebola is a rare, but deadly disease that exists ... One of the most lethal strains is the Sudan ... Africa, SUDV has caused widespread illness, even as recently ... journal ACS Chemical Biology , researchers now report ... infected with SUDV. , John Dye, Sachdev Sidhu, Jonathan ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Outstanding basic research, a growing focus on ... patient care have earned the Herbert Irving Comprehensive ... (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital an $18 million, five-year ... Institute (NCI). The grant renews the center,s status ... Centers in New York City and one of ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... shown that excessive iron is closely associated ... studies from Chunyan Guo and co-workers from ... that baicalin prevented iron accumulation after substantia ... expression, and increased ferroportin 1 expression in ... rats. However, the relationship between iron concentration ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Potential therapy for the Sudan strain of Ebola could help contain some future outbreaks 2Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant 2Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant 3Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant 4
... team led by British Antarctic Surveys (BAS) Dr Andy Smith ... ice sheet. The lake the size of Lake Windermere ... climate change and future sea-level rise. Glaciologist Dr Smith ... are camped out at one of the most remote places ...
... implications. Should children be tested for gene mutations ... cancer later in life" New research suggests ... even when any steps to reduce that risk will ... current policies., In the study published today online in ...
... PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania engineers and physicians have ... a human hair that measures electric current and delivers ... tool to probe cells with minimal intrusion and inject ... are found in almost every cell laboratory in the ...
Cached Biology News:Exploration of lake hidden beneath Antarctica's ice sheet begins 2Should children be permitted to get genetic testing for BRCA 1/2 mutations? 2Penn engineers create carbon nanopipettes that are smaller than cells and measure electric current 2
(Date:8/26/2014)... 26, 2014 An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. ... Dengue virus strains in Pubmed, has revealed extensive conservation ... This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures ... candidate, as it did for the H5N1 influenza vaccine ... have been found to be effective (1,2). ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... Aug. 26, 2014   Lycera Corp ., ... oral medicines to treat autoimmune disease and cancer ... announced the appointment of Harinder Singh , ... board.  Dr. Singh will lead the board,s efforts ... multiple ongoing research programs and pipeline of therapies ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The global ... 8,020.1 million by 2020, according to a new study ... medicine and theranostics, and the subsequent introduction of advanced ... driving market growth over the next six years. Moreover, ... diseases such as cancer, coupled with disease triggering lifestyle ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... Genedata, a leading provider of advanced ... research, today announced the Genedata Screener® Global ... Asia, Europe, and North America during September 2014. ... research organizations will gather for annual User Group ... upcoming challenges in all areas of screening. This ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Lycera Appoints Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as Chair of Scientific Advisory Board 2Lycera Appoints Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as Chair of Scientific Advisory Board 3World Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Grow To $8,020.1 Million From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc 2World Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Grow To $8,020.1 Million From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc 3World Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Grow To $8,020.1 Million From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc 4World Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Grow To $8,020.1 Million From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc 5World Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Grow To $8,020.1 Million From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc 6Thought Leaders to Explore Innovations in SPR & Combination Screening at Genedata Screener User Group Meetings 2Thought Leaders to Explore Innovations in SPR & Combination Screening at Genedata Screener User Group Meetings 3
... Pharma S.A., a,global specialty pharmaceutical company focused ... company, Galderma Laboratories, Inc., has,completed its acquisition ... result of the transaction, CollaGenex has become ... "We are pleased to complete the acquisition ...
... Signalife, Inc.,(Amex: SGN ) has confirmed that ... and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Lowell T. Harmison, has,scheduled ... EDT., Dr. Harmison stated: "Now that Signalife has ... manufacturing and shipping,product, I am pleased to provide direction ...
... April 11 Dilon Technologies, Inc., a,manufacturer and ... nine additional Dilon 6800 orders have been secured ... The Dilon 6800, a high-resolution, small field-of-view ... a molecular,breast imaging technique used for the early ...
Cached Biology Technology:Galderma Completes Acquisition of CollaGenex 2Galderma Completes Acquisition of CollaGenex 3Galderma Completes Acquisition of CollaGenex 4Signalife Announces Webcast 2Signalife Announces Webcast 3
Anti-Mouse Qa.m8, Ascites (Clone 5035-24.1) (mouse IgG3)...
... contains 4 deuterium atoms at the 9, 10, ... use as an internal standard for the quantification ... is produced by incubation of linoleic acid with ... to inhibit the adhesion of tumor cells to ...
...
...
Biology Products: