Date of Award
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Education
Since GAD is usually a life-long disorder, selecting a therapy that is both effective and safe is essential. The relative safety of nonpharmacologic therapies compared to drug therapy, coupled with the preference to avoid medications, are factors favoring nonpharmacologic means for control of GAD. Whether one form of nonpharmacologic therapy is superior in efficacy to another, specifically whether CBT is better in adult patients, is worth examining. In addition, because this disorder is chronic, the durability of therapeutic actions is important, for which reason evidence confirming symptom control for at least one year’s duration is preferable.
Pauli, Roseanna M., "Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Put Your Mind to It" (2019). Physician's Assistant Program Capstones. 37.