Efficacy of applied relaxation and cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.

@article{Borkovec1993EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of applied relaxation and cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.},
  author={Thomas D. Borkovec and Ellen Costello},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={611-9}
}
Nondirective (ND), applied relaxation (AR), and cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapies for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) were compared. The latter 2 conditions were generally equivalent in outcome but superior to ND at postassessment. The 3 conditions did not differ on several process measures, and ND created the greatest depth of emotional processing. Follow-up results indicated losses in gains in ND, maintained gains in the other 2 conditions, especially CBT, and highest endstate… CONTINUE READING
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