Efficacy of Self-Examination Therapy in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Daniel Bowman, Forrest Scogin, Mark Floyd, Ellen Patton, Lisa Gist

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To determine the efficacy of self-examination therapy in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, 38 adults volunteered for a study in which they were randomly assigned to self-examination therapy or to a delayed-treatment group. Analyses indicated that participants in self-examination therapy had significantly fewer symptoms of anxiety than did participants in the delayed-treatment group on the outcome measures of this study, which included ratings by trained clinicians and participants. The reduction in anxiety for people receiving self-examination therapy was maintained 3 months after treatment ended. The delayed-treatment group also showed significant improvement in anxiety symptoms after receiving self-examination therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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