World Psychiatric Association
WPA Online Educational Webinar Series

Current Management Strategies for Panic Disorder
Saturday 23rd July 2022, 2 PM (Central European Summer Time) Duration 90 minutes


Organised By

Prof Afzal Javed
World Psychiatric Association
Dr Roger Ng
Secretary for Educatin
World Psychiatric Association
Prof Peter Morozov
Secretary General
World Psychiatric Association

Panic Disorder is one type of anxiety disorder character¬ized by sudden onset of intense physical and cognitive symptoms of anxiety and can occur unexpectedly or as a trigger to stress. Screening questionnaire like MACSCREEN may be employed. Multiple hypotheses are advanced to understand the underpinnings of panic disorder. Both nonpharmacological and pharmacological manage-ment have to be employed. Cognitive behaviour therapy including mindfulness therapy, breathing exercises, relax-ation techniques and importantly psychoeducation are the nonpharmacological methods. Pharmacological management involves serotonin selective antidepressants and benzodiazepines (acute stage) with level 1 evidence where as other agents with level 3evidence include antidepressants with different mechanism, atypical antipsychotics and probably anticonvulsants. Technological advances including wearable devices collecting real-time data, 'big data' platforms, and applica-tion of machine learning techniques might assist in reliable outcome prediction.

Our Faculties are:

Prof. E Mohan Das

Prof. E Mohan Das, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sun Medical & Research Centre, Trichur,Kerala. Director & Prof. International Institute of Organizational Psychological Medicine, Member, WPA Standing Committee on Ethics and Review

Prof. Farooq Naeem

Prof. Farooq Naeem, Professor, University of Toronto & Staff Psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Toronto, Canada.



Dr Rajashree Ray

Dr Rajashree Ray, Associate Professor in Psychiatry, India. EC Member, WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry.



Saturday 23rd July 2022, 2 PM Central European Summer Time

02:00 pm – 02:05 pm: Welcome address - Prof Afzal Javed

02:05 pm – 02:10 pm: Introduction of Speakers – Dr Rajashree Ray

02:10 pm – 02:40 pm: Prof Farooq Naeem CBT for anxiety disorders: A cultural context

02:40 pm – 03:10 pm: Prof E Mohan Das Pharmacological Management

03:10 pm – 03:30 pm: Question and Answer

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Free access to the webinar. For Registration, please click here: Proceed for Registration

Participants can receive a CPD Certificate on complimentary basis (on request) after attending the Webinar.

This mee ng is supported by an unrestricted educa onal grant from Viatris. The sponsor had no influence on the design and development of the programme or any associated materials.