Cognitive therapy alone found to be beneficial for patients with anxiety disorders, study suggests
-A study, conducted by the experts at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, evaluated effective ways to treat social anxiety disorders.
-The study enrolled, close to 100 participants distributed across four groups, and studied these subjects to understand the effect of each of the proposed therapy and medication.
-The first group received only medication, the second group received only therapy, the third group received a combination of the two and the fourth group received a placebo pill. Of the four groups, the patients from the second group showed the best response with a recovery rate of 20-25%.
-Cognitive therapy is a psychotherapy where the negative thoughts for oneself and the world are challenged to alter the behavior and treat mood disorders.
-As per recent research, cognitive therapy alone has been found to help the patients with anxiety disorders. As per the study, about 85% patients showcased improved health post-cognitive therapy.
-Findings were published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics