Dyadic predictors of outcome in a cognitive-behavioral program for patients with generalized anxiety disorder in committed relationships: a "spoonful of sugar" and a dose of non-hostile criticism may help.

@article{Zinbarg2007DyadicPO,
  title={Dyadic predictors of outcome in a cognitive-behavioral program for patients with generalized anxiety disorder in committed relationships: a "spoonful of sugar" and a dose of non-hostile criticism may help.},
  author={Richard E. Zinbarg and Jeong Eun Lee and Kathleen Lira Yoon},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={699-713}
}
The present study tested whether pre-treatment levels of partner hostility and non-hostile criticism predicted outcome in an individual cognitive-behavioral therapy package for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Eighteen patients with a principal or co-principal diagnosis of GAD were randomly allocated to a treatment condition (n=8) or a delayed treatment condition (n=10). In addition, the patients and their partners were videotaped discussing the patients' worries. These videotapes were later… CONTINUE READING
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