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Breathing Regulation Training for Individuals With Panic Disorder

This study will compare two different breathing regulation techniques to determine which is more effective in reducing the rate of panic attacks in people with panic disorder.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Raise-CO2 breathing regulation training
  • Behavioral: Lower-CO2 breathing regulation training
  • Behavioral: Control




Inclusion Criteria for Participants With PD:

   - Diagnosis of PD

   - History of panic attacks that are at least moderately severe in frequency and severity

   - Able and willing to comply with all study requirements

Exclusion Criteria for All Participants:

   - History of chest pain, heart attack, congestive heart failure, or clinically
   significant irregular heartbeat

   - History of blood circulation problems or cerebrovascular accidents

   - Diabetes mellitus

   - Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

   - History of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or dementia

   - Drugs which would affect breathing

   - Alcohol or other substance abuse within 1 year prior to study entry

   - Current use of any recreational drugs or consumption of more than 15 alcoholic drinks
   per week

Exclusion Criteria for Participants Without PD:

   - History of anxiety disorders

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - 60 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305