Augmenting antidepressant medication with modular CBT for geriatric generalized anxiety disorder: a pilot study.

@article{Wetherell2011AugmentingAM,
  title={Augmenting antidepressant medication with modular CBT for geriatric generalized anxiety disorder: a pilot study.},
  author={Julie Loebach Wetherell and Jill A. Stoddard and Kamila S. White and Sander J. Kornblith and Hoang Danh Derrick Nguyen and Carmen Andreescu and Sidney Zisook and Eric J Lenze},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={
          869-75
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a prevalent psychiatric condition in older adults with deleterious effects on health and cognition. Although selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications have some efficacy as acute treatments for geriatric GAD, incomplete response is the most common outcome of monotherapy. We therefore developed a novel sequential treatment strategy, using personalized, modular cognitive-behavioral therapy (mCBT) to augment SSRI medication. METHOD… CONTINUE READING
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