How Effective Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder?


Given the apparent long course of GAD, it is promising that new forms of treatment are proving to be effective. In some studies, cognitive-behavioral therapy has proven to be more effective than medications in the treatment of GAD. It leads to a reduction of the need to use medications, and in some cases patients continue to improve even more after therapy is completed. About 50% of patients with GAD show significant improvement.