Research shows that people with PTSD are more likely to smoke than people without PTSD. It also shows that people with PTSD have more difficulty at attempts to quit smoking. This study is part of a program aimed at finding out how best to help smokers quit who also have PTSD.
The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the efficacy of d-cycloserine in augmenting treatment of smoking cessation for individuals with panic attacks. Individuals will receive 7 weeks of panic- and smoking-reduction treatment (PSRT) and one pill of d-cycloserine (DCS) or one pill placebo one hour prior to sessions 3, 4, and 5 (i.e., 3 single doses). Participants will also be given nicotine replacement therapy as part of PSRT (i.e., the patch).
ADAA member Dr. Richard Heimberg, director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University, explains social anxiety disorder, which affects more than 15 million Americans.
ADAA produced these videos in association with the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety.
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Pat Harvey, LCSW-C
Private practice in Rockville, Maryland
Cofounder of the Metro DC DBT Consortium
Ms. Harvey describes dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, and how it can help family members of children, adolescents and adults who have intense emotions.