A Randomized Trial of Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Prevention of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Sir: Given its high prevalence and cost to society, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental health problem that merits investigation of etiology, treatment, and prevention. We conducted a pilot study to investigate the efficacy of a preventative psychoeducational workshop for GAD with college students at risk for developing the disorder.

Method. A prevention workshop for GAD was developed based on empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatments for GAD, and it was examined in college students who were screened using the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ).​

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(8):1336-1366