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Research & Studies

Case Series of Panic Disorder Patients Treated with Oriental Medical Treatments and EFT

Citation (APA style): Lee, S-W., Lee, Y-J., Yoo, S-W., Lee, R-D., Park, S-J. (2014). Case series of panic disorder patients treated with Oriental Medical treatments and EFT. Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, 25(1), 13-28. doi:10.7231/jon.2014.25.1.013.


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of EFT on panic disorder patients.

Methods: Three patients with panic disorders were treated with oriental medical treatments which involved acupuncture, herbal medications, moxibustion and emotional freedom techniques. Participants were diagnosed with panic disorder using the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV), and assessed with the Panic Disorder Severity Scale (PDSS), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS),  Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) upon admission and discharge.

Results: After treatment, both physical and psychological symptoms decreased.

Conclusions: This study suggested that EFT is an effective method for treating patients with panic disorders.


panic disorder, oriental medical treatment, EFT