About seven million people in Germany suffer from an anxiety disorder. Many have been suffering long before they receive adequate support. Can a smartphone app offer quick first aid for people with panic disorder and agoraphobia? That’s what clinical psychologists at Jacobs University want to find out in a study. They are looking for participants.
„People who have panic disorder and agoraphobia repeatedly experience sudden and unexpected panic attacks or anxiety attacks that are accompanied, for example, by strong heart palpitations, dizziness, sweating, and fear of death,“ said Thomas Lang, Professor of Psychology at Jacobs University.