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Depress Anxiety. 2004;20(4):198-202.

Effects of a transdiagnostic group treatment for anxiety on secondary depression.

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Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5022, USA. pnorton@uh.edu

Abstract

Researchers have recently explored transdiagnostic anxiety treatments based on models of anxiety emphasizing a single common pathway across diagnostic categories. Results from a previous study [Norton and Hope, in press] indicated that a transdiagnostic approach was effective for both targeted and untargeted anxiety disorders. Consistent with the tripartite model, the transdiagnostic treatment should also influence symptoms of a broader pathology such as negative affectivity. This follow-up to Norton and Hope found significant decreases in depressed mood for clients undergoing transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety when compared to wait-list control participants. Although not statistically established, severity of depressive diagnoses seemed to generally decrease across treatment, whereas no change in severity occurred for those not receiving treatment.

PMID:
15643648
DOI:
10.1002/da.20045
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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