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BACKGROUND There have been six randomized controlled trials of psychological therapy with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) using DSM-III-R and DSM-IV. All have used the Trait version of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-T) as one of several outcome measures. Each study, however, employed different methods of calculating the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence for the efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy for schizophrenia is promising but evidence for clinical effectiveness is limited. AIMS To test the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy delivered by clinical nurse specialists in routine practice. METHOD Of 274 referrals, 66 were allocated randomly to 9 months of treatment(More)
BACKGROUND We test the hypotheses that (a) cognitive therapy is of comparable efficacy to psychodynamic psychotherapy, (b) 8-10 sessions of therapy is as effective as 16-20 sessions, and (c) brief therapist training is as effective as intensive training. METHOD Of 178 out-patients referred to a clinical trial of psychological treatment for generalised(More)
BACKGROUND Generalized anxiety disorder is a common condition of excessive worry and tension which tends to run a chronic course associated with significant psychiatric and medical problems. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been shown to be of clinical value in about 50% of cases with treatment gains maintained over follow-up periods ranging from 6 to(More)
Comparative outcome studies of generalised anxiety disorder suggest that psychological therapy is a potentially valuable alternative to anxiolytic medication. However, on average psychological therapy results in modest improvements in symptoms, with about 50% of patients achieving normal functioning. Limited follow-up data indicate that these changes are(More)
  • T Pi, Shanks, C M Baugh, S L Durham, B J Bridle, G Boyle +40 others
  • 2005
1.1 Abstract:(10 lines max) We propose to make an ATLAS survey with VST. The initial aim is to survey 4500 deg 2 of the Southern Sky at high galactic latitudes to comparable depths to the SDSS in the North. The VST ATLAS will be the first step towards a panoramic digital survey of the Southern Sky in the optical bands. The ATLAS will complement the VISTA IR(More)
Reports on investigations of the stability of eight of Lewinsohn's (1975) measures of social skill and their relationship to indices of depression and mood level in college students who are attending small informal discussion groups. Five of his measures showed no significant degree of stability across group sessions. The remaining measures, mainly indices(More)
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