June/July 2010 (vol. 07/1)

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Anxiety RCT

A multimodal, flexible intervention for common anxiety disorders significantly improves anxiety symptoms and functional disability. The Coordinated Anxiety Learning and Management (CALM) programme allows patients to choose their intervention – medication, cognitive behavioural therapy or both – with additional treatment provided when needed. A total of 1,004 adult patients with anxiety disorders were randomised into CALM or ‘usual care’ groups. CALM resulted in significantly lower symptom scores at six, 12 and 18 months.

Journal of the American Medical Association 2010; 303(19):1921–1928.


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