Management of Patients with Hyperventilation-Related Disorders

  • Christopher Bass


Recent comprehensive reviews of hyperventilation (Cowley and Roy-Byrne, 1987; Gardner and Bass, 1989; Garssen and Rijken, 1986; Magarian, 1982) reflect the magnitude of current interest in the subject. In part, this was stimulated by the publication of DMS-III-R in 1980 (American Psychiatric Association, 1980), when panic disorder was proposed as a separate diagnostic entity. That panic disorder and hyperventilation share common features is not disputed. The main area of controversy concerns the nature of the relationship between them.


Panic Disorder Panic Attack Ventilatory Response Respiratory Control Paced Breathing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Bass
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  1. 1.Department of Psychological MedicineJohn Radcliffe HospitalHeadington, OxfordEngland

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