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CBT Demonstrates Long-Term Effectiveness for Adults with Anxiety

According to a new study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy, research has demonstrated that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has long-term effectiveness for adults with anxiety disorders. The current study sought to examine the immediate and long-term effectiveness of CBT treatment within a naturalistic, outpatient setting. Participants (n=181) included individuals with the primary diagnoses of OCD, GAD, social phobia, panic disorder with agoraphobia, and specific phobia who had received at…
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Symptom Change in CBT for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may have a greater effect on symptom change in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) than applied relaxation (AR). The current study sought to determine if change in worry accounts for change over time in somatic anxiety to the same degree in CBT and AR. Participants (treatment-seeking adults with GAD) were assigned to receive…
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Internet-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Findings of a recent a study published in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy suggests that internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), with therapist support, can reduce symptoms and problems associated with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), either in conjunction with and sometimes as an alternative to other evidence-based treatment. Internet-based CBT would increase the accessibility and affordability of CBT for individuals with GAD. Paxling, B., Almlov, J., Dahlin, M., Carlbring, P., Breitholtz, E., Eriksson,…
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