CBT for adult anxiety disorders in clinical
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- to conduct a meta-analysis of effectiveness studies for CBT to see if benefits found in controlled studies can generalize into less-controlled real-world scenerios.
- to test whether or not clinical representativeness is related to outcome of effect size.
- anxiety disorder defined by the DSM-4
- CBT was loosely defined and included any type of therapy including any of those properties
- all disorder-specific effect sizes are large
- CBT works very well in clinical application in treating anxiety disorders
- CBT also lowers depression symptoms comorbid with anxiety disorders
- effect size decreases when therapists are untrained, do not use manuals
or are not monitored to ensure they are delivering proper treatment.