First-line treatment: a critical appraisal of cognitive behavioral therapy developments and alternatives. Journal Article uri icon



  • In this article, the authors assess the successes, remaining challenges, and new developments in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders. They define CBT, examine treatment components, review treatment efficacy, and discuss the challenges of attrition, long-term follow-up, co-occurring/comorbid disorders, limited treatment comparisons, treatment mediators, and broader implementation. In addition, they present recent developments in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders, including linking exposure therapy to basic science, mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments, and unified or transdiagnostic treatment protocols.

publication date

  • September 1, 2009

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • October 4, 2013 2:42 AM

Full Author List

  • Arch JJ; Craske MG

author count

  • 2

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3147

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 525

end page

  • 547


  • 32


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