Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies for Anxiety Disorders

  title={Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies for Anxiety Disorders},
  author={L. Roemer and S. K. Williston and Elizabeth H. Eustis and S. Orsillo},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
This article presents a brief conceptual overview of acceptance-based behavioral therapies (ABBTs) for anxiety disorders, followed by a review and summary of the recent efficacy studies of ABBTs for anxiety and comorbid disorders. We discuss clinical implications, including the importance of targeting reactivity and experiential avoidance in interventions for anxiety disorders through the use of mindfulness and other acceptance-based strategies, as well the encouragement of engagement in… Expand
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