%0 Journal Article
	%A Ghassan El-Baalbaki and  Claude BĂ©langer and  Michel Perreault and  Steffany J. Fredman and  Donald H. Baucom
	%D 2010
	%J International Journal of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 42, 2010
	%T Marital Interactions in Predicting Treatment Outcome in Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15223
	%V 42
	%X This study had two goals. First, it investigated marital
interaction variables as predictors of treatment outcome in panic
disorder with agoraphobia (PDA) in sixty-five couples with one
spouse suffering from PDA. Second, it analyzed the impact of PDA
improvement, following therapy, on marital interaction patterns of
both spouses. The partners were observed during a problem-solving
task, before and after treatment. Negative behaviors at the outset of
therapy, both in the PDA and the NPDA partners, predicted less
improvement at post-test. It also appears that improvement in some
PDA symptoms following therapy is linked to increase in the
dominant behavior of the NPDA spouse and to an improvement in
terms of his intrusiveness.
	%P 680 - 690