Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

In recent years, considerable progress has been made in developing effective cognitive treatments for anxiety disorders. This article provides an overview of the cognitive approach to anxiety disorders and a review of controlled trials in the area. Evidence available to date suggests that cognitive therapy is an effective treatment for panic disorder, social phobia, and generalized anxiety disorder. In each of these disorders, the gains that are achieved in treatment are maintained at follow-up and there is some indication that cognitive therapy may be more effective than pharmacotherapy in the longterm. Preliminary data suggest that cognitive therapy may also be effective in hypochondriasis.

Original publication




Journal article


Clinical Neuropharmacology

Publication Date