(from the discontinued RET Forum)
A study of 3369 community-dwelling, generally healthy postmenopausal women (aged 51-83 years) enrolled between 1997 and 2000 in the Myocardial Ischemia and Migraine Study showed an increased risk of heart attack after panic attack. The study gathered data from ten clinical centers of the 40-center Women’s Health Initiative.
The authors concluded “Our results imply that older women with a recent history of panic attacks represent a subgroup at elevated risk of myocardial infarction and stroke in whom careful monitoring and cardiovascular risk reduction may be particularly important.”
What does RET do for clients experiencing panic attacks? There are very few protocols that even come close to the power of RET to desensitize and eliminate panic attacks – and more importantly – prevent them in the future. When coupled with Skills for Life training, a full course of RET sessions (12 sessions) tend to inoculate clients from future panic attacks. This could mean life or death for postmenopausal women!
You may wish to check this out yourself:
Archives of General Psychiatry Article
Panic Attacks and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Events Among Postmenopausal Women in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study
Click here to read the abstract