Prevention of anxiety disorders

  title={Prevention of anxiety disorders},
  author={O. Joseph Bienvenu and Golda S Ginsburg},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  pages={647 - 654}
Anxiety disorders are very common and burdensome conditions with early onsets. Thus, there has recently been increasing interest in preventing these illnesses. In this article we review recent prevention studies targeting populations at varying levels of risk and conclude that prevention using cognitive-behavioural interventions is promising, though establishing longer-term effects and the cost-effectiveness of such interventions are important next steps for the field. We discuss conceptual and… 
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