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

McManus, F., Clark, G., Muse, Kate ORCID: 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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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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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: anxiety disorder, co-morbid, transdiagnostic, cognitive behavioral treatment, caseseries
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Kate Muse
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 11:32
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 11:00

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