Acceptance-Based Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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This study will develop and implement an awareness- and acceptance-based for treatment of individuals with generalized anxiety disorder.
Condition or disease
Anxiety DisordersGeneralized Anxiety Disorder
Behavioral: Acceptance Based Behavioral Therapy
Participants in this study are recruited from intakes at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either acceptance and mindfulness-based strategies plus cognitive behavioral therapy or no treatment for 16 weeks. The treatment will involve daily practice of mindfulness techniques to help draw attention to and accept various emotional states. Interviews, questionnaires, and depression and anxiety scales will be used to assess participants. Assessments will be conducted post-treatment and at 3- and 9-month follow-up visits.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Willing to maintain medication levels and refrain from any additional psychosocial treatment during the course of the study
Bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder, or substance dependence