Telephone-Delivered Psychotherapy for Late-Life Anxiety

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
Psychological Services (Impact Factor: 1.08). 05/2012; 9(2):219-20. DOI: 10.1037/a0025950
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A randomized controlled trial (RCT) of telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) was compared with usual care for late-life anxiety disorders. Client satisfaction, as assessed by the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire, was high (M = 27.4, range 8-32), and attrition rates were low (8.3%). Preliminary results suggest that participants receiving CBT, compared with usual care, experience declines in general anxiety, worry, anxiety sensitivity, and insomnia.

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