Two-year follow-up of self-examination therapy for generalized anxiety disorder

Mark Floyd, Nancy McKendree-Smith, Elaine Bailey, Jamie Stump, Forrest Scogin, Daniel Bowman

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Abstract

This study examined the stability of treatment gains after receiving self-examination therapy (SET) [Bowman, D. (1995). Innovations in clinical practice: a source book. Professional Resource Press.] for generalized anxiety disorder. A 2-year follow-up of 16 participants from Bowman, Scogin, Floyd, Patton, and Gist [J. Counsel. Psychol. 44 (1997) 267] was conducted by comparing pre- and post-treatment measures with follow-up measures from the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale-Revised (HARS-R), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the SET quiz. Results indicated treatment gains from baseline to the 2-year follow-up period were maintained on all measures, and there was not a significant decline from post-treatment to follow-up on the HARS-R and STAI. These results suggest that SET for treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) may be effective in both the immediate and long-term reduction of GAD symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Anxiety Disorders
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • Anxiety disorders
  • GAD
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Self-administered treatment
  • Self-directed treatment
  • Self-examination therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Floyd, M., McKendree-Smith, N., Bailey, E., Stump, J., Scogin, F., & Bowman, D. (2002). Two-year follow-up of self-examination therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 16(4), 369-375. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0887-6185(02)00105-6