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},
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.
Self-Help and Internet-Guided Interventions in Depression and Anxiety Disorders: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses
The meta-analyses indicate that self-help methods are effective in a range of different disorders, including depression and anxiety disorders, and further research is needed to optimize the use of self- help methods.
Negative effects of self-help materials: three explorative studies
This paper explores both clinicians’ experience of harm in patients as a response to self-help materials as well as patients’ own reports, and suggests that there is a generic training need for clinicians in materials’ use.
Is guided self-help as effective as face-to-face psychotherapy for depression and anxiety disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative outcome studies
It seems safe to conclude that guided self-help and face-to-face treatments can have comparable effects and it is time to start thinking about implementation in routine care.
A Comprehensive Review and a Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Internet-Based Psychotherapeutic Interventions
ABSTRACT Internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions have been used for more than a decade, but no comprehensive review and no extensive meta-analysis of their effectiveness have been conducted.


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.
Home self-assessment and self-treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder using a manual and a computer-conducted telephone interview: replication of a UK-US study.
A significant improvement in the intent-to-treat analysis was due to the subgroup of patients (48% of those who began BT STEPS) who went beyond self-assessment to do exposure and ritual prevention self-therapy at home guided by BTSTEPS.
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.