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.
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of EFT on panic disorder patients.
The three patients with panic disorders were treated with oriental medical treatments which involved acupunctures, herb-medications, moxibustion and emotional freedom techniques. The patients have been predicted with panic disorder twice through diagnosis and statistical manual (DSM- IV), Panic Disorder Severity Scale (PDSS), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck's Anxiety Inventory (BAI) upon their admission and discharge.
After the treatments, both the physical and psychological symptoms have decreased. Conclusions: This study suggested that the EFT is an effective way for treating patients who are suffering panic disorders.