Research: ARCH and CRASKE,

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Abstract

ARCH and CRASKE,  Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, USA. jarch@ucla.edu  review the literature about cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders.

Background

Methodology

In this article, the authors assess the successes, remaining challenges, and new developments in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders.

Results

They define CBT, examine treatment components, review treatment efficacy, and discuss the challenges of attrition, long-term follow-up, co-occurring/comorbid disorders, limited treatment comparisons, treatment mediators, and broader implementation.

Conclusion

In addition, they present recent developments in cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders, including linking exposure therapy to basic science, mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments, and unified or transdiagnostic treatment protocols. [References: 124]

References

Arch JJ and Craske MG. First-line treatment: a critical appraisal of cognitive behavioral therapy developments and alternatives. [Review] [124 refs]. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 32 (3): 525-47. Sep 2009.

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