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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
J Clin Psychiatry 2004;65(suppl 5):34-41
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In this article, we consider the evidence supporting the range of applications of cognitive-behavioral
therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, and we examine some of the complex issues encountered
for the combination of pharmacologic and cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies. The available evidence
supports CBT as an effective first-line treatment for anxiety disorders offering longer-term maintenance
of treatment gains. There is also evidence that CBT is an effective strategy for pharmacotherapy
nonresponders, a replacement strategy for patients who wish to discontinue their medications, and a
standard strategy for pharmacotherapy patients who need to boost their treatment response. Relative
to combination therapy, we review some of the conditions that may influence the longevity of treatment
gains from CBT.