Systems-Centered Therapy: A Protocol for Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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- Ladden, L.J., Gantt, S.P., Rude, S. et al. J Contemp Psychother (2007) 37: 61. doi:10.1007/s10879-006-9037-6
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The systems-centered short-term therapy protocol was adapted and applied in three single case studies with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients in a ten-session individual treatment over a two week period. All three subjects showed substantial improvement and no longer met diagnostic criteria post-treatment. Changes were maintained at follow up both six months and one year later. These results are promising and suggest the importance of further research on SCT as a viable, alternative treatment for generalized anxiety disorder.