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Dyadic predictors of outcome in a cognitive-behavioral program for patients with generalized anxiety disorder in committed relationships: a "spoonful of sugar" and a dose of non-hostile criticism may help.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16904063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study tested whether pre-treatment levels of partner hostility and non-hostile criticism predicted outcome in an individual cognitive-behavioral therapy package for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Eighteen patients with a principal or co-principal diagnosis of GAD were randomly allocated to a treatment condition (n=8) or a delayed treatment condition (n=10). In addition, the patients and their partners were videotaped discussing the patients' worries. These videotapes were later coded for levels of partner hostility and non-hostile criticism directed at the patients. Treatment resulted in statistically and clinically significant change at post-test. Finally, partner hostility predicted worse end-state functioning whereas partner non-hostile criticism predicted better end-state functioning.
Richard E Zinbarg; Jeong Eun Lee; K Lira Yoon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-08-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behaviour research and therapy     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0005-7967     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Res Ther     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-27     Completed Date:  2007-12-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372477     Medline TA:  Behav Res Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  699-713     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychology Department, Northwestern University, 102 Swift Hall, Evanston, IL 60208-2710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety Disorders / psychology,  therapy*
Cognitive Therapy / methods*
Interpersonal Relations*
Middle Aged
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Spouses / psychology*
Treatment Outcome

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