Diagnosis and Treatment

Imagine that a person has a diagnosed panic disorder. Based on the latest research, outline a treatment plan for this person that you think would have the greatest chance for both short-term and long-term success. Additionally, you are a therapist and your client, Margaret, is at work and suddenly feels chest pains and irregular heartbeats. Her hands feel tingly and she is trembling. She is convinced that she is having a heart attack and is scared. In reality, though, she is experiencing a panic attack. Explain how Margaret confused the two. You then learn that Margaret was in Afghanistan in combat. Describe three different treatments that have been effective in treating combat veterans experiencing stress disorders. Be specific about what happens during these treatments.



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