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Psychotherapy 

Psychotherapy
Chapter:
Psychotherapy
Author(s):

Beth Patterson

, Michael Van Ameringen

, and Mark H. Pollack

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199557837.003.0006
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date: 06 June 2020

Individual or group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has demonstrated consistent efficacy in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Key components of CBT include psychoeducation, breathing retraining, progressive muscle relaxation, cognitive restructuring, and graded exposure.

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