A meta-analytic study of self-help interventions for anxiety problems.

  title={A meta-analytic study of self-help interventions for anxiety problems.},
  author={Michiyo Hirai and George A. Clum},
  journal={Behavior therapy},
  volume={37 2},

Self-Guided Psychological Treatment for Depressive Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis

Evidence is found that self-guided psychological treatment has a small but significant effect on participants with increased levels of depressive symptomatology, and an effect size that corresponds to a NNT of 6.41.

Evaluating ACT Processes in Relation to Outcome in Self-Help Treatment for Anxiety-Related Problems

This study provided support for the ACT model of change in a self-help context and highlighted the importance of actively applyingSelf-help material, addressing theoretical and practical questions about how and why ACT self- help works.

Efficacy, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of self-help interventions for anxiety disorders: systematic review

Self-help interventions appear to be an effective way of treating individuals diagnosed with social phobia and panic disorder as well as the cost-effectiveness and acceptability of these interventions.

Self-help interventions for psychosis: a meta-analysis.

Coaching Vs. Self-Help for Parents of Children with ADHD: Outcomes and Processes

ABSTRACT The high number of parents in need of psychotherapy and the high costs of psychological help have led scholars to look for alternative avenues that would provide mental health services to

Internet-Delivered Acceptance-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Social Anxiety Disorder With and Without Therapist Support: A Randomized Trial

This work examined the acceptability and efficacy of a novel Internet-based cognitive-behavior therapy for SAD that utilizes traditional behavioral interventions within the context of a model emphasizing mindfulness and psychological acceptance.



A meta-analysis of self-help treatment approaches

Evaluation of self-administered rational emotive therapy programs for interpersonal anxiety

Self-administered rational emotive therapy (RET), withA New Guide to Rational Living (Ellis & Harper, 1975), as the treatment manual, was evaluated by comparing three groups which varied in terms of

The effects of self-administered cognitive therapy on social-evaluative anxiety.

Comparisons of mean change scores with therapist administered studies lend support to the conclusion that self-administered cognitive restructuring is an effective means of decreasing social-evaluative anxiety.

Stresspac: A Controlled Trial of a Self-Help Package for the Anxiety Disorders

In order to test the efficacy of a self-help anxiety management package, sixty-two individuals meeting DSM-III-R criteria for an anxiety disorder were randomly allocated to one of three conditions:

A meta-analysis of bibliotherapy studies

  • R. Marrs
  • Psychology
    American journal of community psychology
  • 1995
Overall, the amount of therapist contact during bibliotherapy did not seem to relate to effectiveness, but there was evidence that certain problem types responded better with increased therapist contact.

Traditional group therapy and computer-administered treatment for test anxiety

Abstract Traditional group therapy for test anxiety, modelled after Weissberg (1976), was compared with the computer-administered treatment of Thoresen, Insel, Roth, Ross, and Seyler (1986). Both

Self-help and minimal-contact therapies for anxiety disorders: Is human contact necessary for therapeutic efficacy?

It is concluded that self-administered treatments are most effective for motivated clients seeking treatment for simple phobias, and minimal-contact therapies have demonstrated efficacy for the greatest variety of anxiety diagnoses.

A comparison of bibliotherapy and group therapy in the treatment of panic disorder.

This study investigated 2 methods of disseminating a cognitive-behavioral intervention for panic disorder and found that both the BT and GT treatments were more effective than the WL condition in reducing frequency of panic attacks, severity of physical panic symptoms, catastrophic cognitions, agoraphobic avoidance, and depression.