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Category: Anxiety and Panic Disorders

Why Anxiety Persists

Why Anxiety Persists Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. and Robert Hindman, Ph.D. At our recent Core 2 CBT for Anxiety Disorders workshop, we asked participants what is helpful in managing anxiety? What is not helpful? Individuals with anxiety disorders unwittingly maintain their conditions by their behavioral strategies and their beliefs. Robert Hindman, PhD Avoidance is a hallmark of anxiety. Sometimes the avoidance is blatant, when, for example, an agoraphobic client does not…
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Amy Buckley – Workshop Participant Spotlight

Amy Buckley - Workshop Participant Spotlight Traveling from Burlington, Vermont, Amy is a clinical social worker in a private practice where she treats anxiety and depression in college students and young professionals. The transition into college and navigating the independence and responsibility of adulthood can be daunting, and she uses CBT and mindfulness to improve the lives of her clients. She attended our recent CBT for Anxiety: Core 2 workshop in…
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CBT and Mindfulness for Depression

CBT and Mindfulness for Depression by Robert Hindman, PhD Clinical Psychologist at Beck Institute Mindfulness-based interventions have been becoming more popular in psychotherapy. One such treatment, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), has specifically been developed to prevent relapse in clients who have experienced recurrent major depressive episodes (Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2001).  We have incorporated mindfulness strategies into our work at the Beck Institute. Instead of thinking about mindfulness-based interventions as…
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CBT for adolescents with anxiety: Mature yet still developing

Abstract Anxiety disorders are common in adolescents (ages 12 to 18) and contribute to a range of impairments. There has been speculation that adolescents with anxiety are at risk for being treatment nonresponders. In this review, the authors examine the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adolescents with anxiety. Outcomes from mixed child and adolescent samples and from adolescent-only samples indicate that approximately two-thirds of youths respond favorably to CBT.…
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CBT for Perinatal Distress

Amy Wenzel, Ph.D., ABPP Beck Institute Faculty Perinatal distress is defined as depression or anxiety experienced by women who are pregnant or who are in the first postpartum year (Wenzel, 2015). Those of you who have attended the Core 2 CBT for Anxiety Workshop at Beck Institute know that I do not include this issue as a part of the curriculum; nevertheless, questions pertaining to work with perinatal women are…
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Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telephone-Delivered Nondirective Supportive Therapy for Rural Older Adults With Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Abstract Importance:  Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is common in older adults; however, access to treatment may be limited, particularly in rural areas. Objective:To examine the effects of telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) compared with telephone-delivered nondirective supportive therapy (NST) in rural older adults with GAD. Design, Setting, and Participants:Randomized clinical trial in the participants' homes of 141 adults aged 60 years and older with a principal or coprincipal diagnosis of GAD…
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