Integration of religion into cognitive-behavioral therapy for geriatric anxiety and depression.

@article{Paukert2009IntegrationOR,
  title={Integration of religion into cognitive-behavioral therapy for geriatric anxiety and depression.},
  author={Amber Lynn Paukert and Laura Lee Phillips and Jeffrey A. Cully and Sheila M Loboprabhu and James W. Lomax and Melinda A. Stanley},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={103-12}
}
Religion is important to most older adults, and research generally finds a positive relationship between religion and mental health. Among psychotherapies used in the treatment of anxiety and depression in older adults, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has the strongest evidence base. Incorporation of religion into CBT may increase its acceptability and effectiveness in this population. This article reviews studies that have examined the effects of integrating religion into CBT for depression… CONTINUE READING
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