Treatment And Commitment Therapy ( Cbt ) And Cognitive Therapy

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Of the plethora of pathological disorders in existence, mood disorders are among the most common. Specifically, anxiety disorders were found to have a 29 percent prevalence worldwide making them one of the most common disorders in existence (Baxter et al., 2012). In the previous study, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Therapy (CT) were used to treat patients with depressive and anxiety based symptoms. ACT was shown to be an effective treatment method for these mood disorders. In addition, Foreman et al., (2007) demonstrated that ACT is equally effective as CT for the treatment of common anxiety and depressive disorders. The present article examined the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy (PT) on social anxiety…show more content…
2012). Leichsenring et al., recruited patients between the ages of 18 and 70, for over two years and ended up with 495 participants. Patients were treated in one of five centers and at each center one clinic treated them with PT and the other clinic used CBT. Participants were only included if they had a current diagnosis of social anxiety disorder, however comorbid diagnoses were accepted as long as social anxiety disorder was the primary pathology (Leichsenring et al. 2012). That being said, patients who exhibited any form of the following disorders were excluded: Cluster A and B personality disorders; organic mental disorders, psychotic and acute substance-related disorders, psychotherapeutic or psychopharmacological treatments, or other severe medical conditions (Leichsenring et al. 2012). To ensure the PT results were correlated with those of CBT, the authors developed a manual-guided form of PT for this trial. This form was specifically designed to treat social anxiety disorder and was based off of Luborsky’s PT model as it includes both supportive and expressive interventions that are presumed to lead to therapeutic change (Luborsky, 1984). All participants went through as many as five preliminary sessions with a therapist, followed by as many as 25, 50-minute treatment appointments (Leichsenring et al. 2012). For
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