How Effective Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia?

Fortunately, there have been a number of studies examining the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy for panic disorder and agoraphobia. These studies have been done at Oxford University in England, the University of Pennsylvania, the State University of New York at Albany, and other universities and medical schools. Over a course of 20 to 25 sessions, the efficacy rates ranges from 85% to 90%. Furthermore, once treatment is terminated, most patients who are tested 1 year later have maintained their improvement.