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Late-life anxiety: CBT beneficial for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in geriatric patients

In a recent Psychology and Aging review of treatments for geriatric anxiety disorders, CBT for late-life generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) showed the most consistent positive results. Particularly strong support was found for an enhanced CBT protocol that included memory aids and between-session phone-calls to increase homework completion. The authors emphasize the prevalence and consequences of GAD in older populations. Anxiety in geriatric patients often coexists with increased physical disability and…