Kristin M Maki

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We examined the rates and correlates of a childhood history of anxiety disorders in 100 adults with a primary diagnosis of social phobia (social anxiety disorder). Adulthood and childhood disorders were assessed by experienced clinicians with structured clinical interviews. Rates of childhood anxiety disorders were evaluated to diagnostic comorbidity and a(More)
Treatment outcome findings suggest that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy offer similar short-term treatment gains for panic disorder and that CBT may afford more optimal maintenance of treatment gains without the need for ongoing treatment. However, efficacy is not the only consideration for patients, and because of limited health care(More)
Venlafaxine has demonstrated efficacy for depression, and recent reports and clinical experience suggest that it may be effective for the treatment of anxiety disorders as well. We present what we believe are the first data from a controlled study designed to test the efficacy of venlafaxine for the treatment of panic disorder. There were 25 patients(More)
We examined the occurrence and 1-year course of mixed anxiety-depressive disorder (MAD) in a sample of primary care patients. Participants are part of the Primary Care Anxiety Project, a naturalistic, longitudinal study of anxiety disorders in primary care. Participants completed a questionnaire screening for anxiety symptoms. Those screening positive were(More)
Twenty-eight individuals with panic disorder were provided with a copy of Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic II and received either four sessions of group cognitive-behavior therapy (Group) or one meeting with a therapist plus three telephone contacts (Telephone). Between group repeated measures analyses revealed significant improvement over the course of(More)
This study examined the rate of symptom improvement in patients receiving cognitive-behavioral group treatment for panic disorder in an outpatient clinic setting. Treatment was a standard program of 12 sessions that emphasized information, interoceptive and situational exposure, and cognitive restructuring, but also included diaphragmatic breathing and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the extent of functional impairment associated with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in a sample of primary care patients. METHOD Participants (N = 128) were part of the Primary Care Anxiety Project (PCAP), a study conducted in 15 primary care practices in the northeastern United States. Patients were recruited in primary care(More)
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