Title : Therapeutic approach to panic disorder according to the diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The study aimed to determine the superior efficacy of Panic Disorder treatment when it stems from the analysis of etiology and specific TCM pathophysiological processes that can lead to the onset of a panic attack.
Motivation for the selection of the disease as the research theme:
? High prevalence condition 2-3,%;
? Affection relatively frequent in the current population, appeared since the young age;
? Occupational DisabilityPatients have reduced mobility
? Make extensive use of medical services They have many more visits to the FM and receive many more prescriptions for psychotropic and non-psychotropic drugs; They have a large number of hospitalizations and diagnostic tests to distinguish syndromes
? The stigma that accompanies mental illness and allopathic / psychotropic treatments
? Patients have a catastrophic attitude to the side effects of allopathic medicines
? Increased risk of suicide;
? Treatment lasts a long time and rarely with a complete remission
? Allopathic medicine only succeeds in improving and inducing psychotropic dependence, which invalidates patients
Since we are trying to correlate the Allopatic Med theory. with TCM theories, we start from the characterization of panic disorder according to DSM-5 criteria, overlapping these criteria with syndromes that include symptoms of panic disorder according to TCM criteria, wich are :
a) Kidney Yang deficiency
b) Kidney and Spleen Yang Deficiency,
c) Kidney and Lung Yin Deficiency,
d) Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Following the detailed comparison of the etiological factors, the pathophysiological pathway and the treatment principles, we find possible solutions when the aim of the treatment is not only relief of symptoms , but the balance of the four syndromes. considered different diseases.
Keywords: Traditional Chinese Medicine, panic disorder, etiology, pathophysiology, treatment
Audience will learn from this presentation :
- TCM offers a different perspective on approaching panic disorder, both in terms of diagnosis and etiology.
- We identify causes of disease that do not occur in DSM-V
- Early identification of a TCM syndrome that can manifest as panic attacks helps in effective treatment and good prevention.
- According to the research results, the association of TCM treatments with Western Medicine treatments leads to a better cost / efficiency ratio.