Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19161
Title: Case-Series Evaluating a Transdiagnostic Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment for Co-occurring Anxiety Disorders
Contributor(s): McManus, Freda (author); Clark, Gavin  (author); Muse, Kate (author); Shafran, Roz (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1017/s1352465814000435
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19161
Abstract: 'Background': Patients with anxiety disorder diagnoses commonly have more than one anxiety diagnosis. While cognitive-behavioural interventions have proven efficacy in treating single anxiety disorder diagnoses, there has been little investigation of their efficacy in treating co-occurring anxiety disorders. 'Aims': To evaluate the efficacy of a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioural intervention for treating co-occurring anxiety disorders. 'Method': An A-B single case study design (N = 6) was used to evaluate the efficacy of a 12 to 13-session modular transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioural 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 posttreatment 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 3-month follow-up assessment, and demonstrated reliable and clinically-significant improvements in symptoms. Across the participants, statistically significant improvements from pre to postintervention were found on measures of anxiety, depression and general well-being, and all improvements were maintained at 3-month follow-up. 'Conclusions': Results suggest that transdiagnostic cognitive behavioural interventions can be of benefit to patients with co-occurring anxiety disorders.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43(6), p. 744-758
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1352-4658
1469-1833
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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