CBT Panic Disorder Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this CBT Panic Disorder Worksheet?

Panic disorder is characterised by frequent instances of extreme panic, anxiety or fear without any apparent reason or cause. A key characteristic of panic attacks is marked physical symptoms which are further misinterpreted as signs of impending doom and hence feuling more panic. Cognitive Behavioural therapy can help clients manage their symptoms by working on identifying the maladaptive thought patterns contributing to the excessive fear or panic and building healthy coping strategies to gain control of oneself during a panic attack. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will provide a CBT model that can help explain the ‘panic cycle’ to clients. It can provide them with important information about what worsens their state of anxiety into full blown panic attacks. Knowing what worsens their panic attacks can help them gain better control of their condition. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used by therapists or counsellors using CBT techniques to treat clients with Panic Disorder. They can use the worksheet to keep rough notes as the sessions progress or use it in sessions to explain to the clients how the cycle relates to their condition.

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