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Case-series Evaluating a Transdiagnostic Cognitive-behavioral Treatment For Co-occurring Anxiety Disorders.

McManus, F. and Clark, G. and Muse, Kate and Shafran, R. (2015) Case-series Evaluating a Transdiagnostic Cognitive-behavioral Treatment For Co-occurring Anxiety Disorders. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43 (6). pp. 944-758. ISSN 1352-4658

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Abstract

Background. Patients with anxiety disorder diagnoses commonly have more than one anxiety diagnosis. While cognitive-behavioral interventions have proven efficacy in treating single anxiety disorder diagnoses, there has been little investigation of their efficacy in treating cooccurring anxiety disorders. Aims. To evaluate the efficacy of a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral intervention for treating co-occurring anxiety disorders. Methods. An A-B single case study design (N = 6) was used to evaluate the efficacy of a 12 to 13 session modular transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral intervention for treating co-occurring anxiety disorders across patients with at least two of the following diagnoses: GAD, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder and/or OCD. Results. Five of the six participants completed treatment. At post-treatment assessment the five treatment completers achieved diagnostic and symptomatic change with three participants being diagnosis free. All participants who completed treatment no longer met criteria for any DSM-IV-TR Axis-I diagnosis at the three-month follow-up assessment, and demonstrated reliable and clinically-significant improvements in symptoms. Across the participants, statistically significant improvements from pre- to post-intervention were found on measures of anxiety, depression and general well-being, and all improvements were maintained at three-month follow-up. Conclusions. Results suggest that transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral interventions can be of benefit to patients with co-occurring anxiety disorders.

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This article has been accepted for publication and will appear in a revised form, subsequent to peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press.

Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety disorder, co-morbid, transdiagnostic, cognitive behavioral treatment, caseseries
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Kate Muse
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 11:32
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 01:00
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3324

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