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Affect-Focused Body Psychotherapy in Patients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Evaluation of an Integrative Method
Karolinska University Hospital.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Karolinska Institutet.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, ISSN 1053-0479, Vol. 19, no 1, 67-85 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore the long-term effects of affect-focused body psychotherapy (ABP) for patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). A group of 61 consecutive patients, 21-55 years old, were randomized to ABP and psychiatric treatment as usual (TAU). The patients were assessed before treatment and followed up 1 and 2 years after inclusion. The ABP patients received one session of treatment per week during 1 year. Three self-report questionnaires were administered; Symptom Checklist-90, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and the WHO (Ten) Well-Being Index. In both groups, there was a significant improvement. On termination, the ABP group had improved significantly more on the SCL-90 Global Symptom Index than the TAU group, whereas the differences were short of significance on the other two scales. The integration of bodily techniques with a focus on affects in a psychodynamically informed treatment seems to be a viable treatment alternative for patients with GAD.

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2009. Vol. 19, no 1, 67-85 p.
Keyword [en]
affects; body psychotherapy; outcome; physiotherapy; randomized tria
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-18835DOI: 10.1037/a0015324OAI: diva2:221883
Available from: 2009-06-05 Created: 2009-06-05 Last updated: 2009-06-05

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