The Panic Program

The Panic Center, and its course The Panic Program, offers a web-based program designed to provide users and clinicians with a suite of tools to address the symptoms of panic disorder. Based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, The Panic Program offers skills training and education that can be useful in the treatment of panic disorder. The Panic Center also hosts and moderates a support group for users that can be used for immediate, around-the-clock support. While The Panic Program is designed to be used alongside more traditional treatments (such as medications or psychotherapy), it can also be useful for individuals who do not have access to these services.

Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs) and mobile devices
Company: Evolution Health Systems Inc.
Classification: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language version available: No
Where to get it: The Panic Center

Expert ratings and reviews

PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Total score: 8/14

Basis of research: 1/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 3/3
Number of consumer ratings: 1/3
Product advisory support:  1/1
Software support:  2/2

date of rating: June 2016

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MARS rating

Quality scores range from 1 to 5, where 5 is the maximum score


Objective quality score: 3.58

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 2.70

Functionality: 4.33

Aesthetics: 2.83

Information: 4.43

Subjective quality score: 3.25

Perceived impact score: 3.42


Rated by: Queensland University

Date of rating: August 2016

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Research on the product

The company’s research page:

Farvolden, P., Denisoff, E., Selby, P., Bagby, R.M., & Rudy, L. (2005). Usage and longitudinal effectiveness of a Web-based self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program for panic disorder. Journal of Internet Medical Research, 7(1), e7.

  • Studied an earlier version of the currently available product.
  • “At the end of session 12 the remaining users reported a significant reduction in the number and severity of panic attacks and interference in daily life due to panic attacks.”

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