Individual application of the transdiagnostic treatment to a case of generalized anxiety disorder

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Objective
The clinical case of a 22-year-old woman, C.G, with generalized anxiety disorder is described, with the purpose of evaluating the effect of the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of emotional disorders to reduce anxiety.

Method
This is a single case design, pre-post treatment. The evaluation instruments used for the diagnosis and subsequent establishment of the treatment were the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, Gorusch, and Lushene), the Hamilton Anxiety Assessment Scale (Hamilton, 1959; Lobo et al., 2002), the Pennsylvania State Concerns Questionnaire (Comeche, Díaz, and Vallejo, 1995; Meyer, Miller, Metzger and Borkovec, 1990), and the Beck Depression Inventory (Beck, Steer, and Brown, 2011).

Results
According to post-treatment tests, specifically Pennsylvania State Concerns Questionnaire (Comeche, Díaz, and Vallejo, 1995; Meyer, Miller, Metzger and Borkovec, 1990), C.G. It no longer meets the criteria or reaches the score (from 77 to 40) for the diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder.

Conclusions
After the treatment, a clear improvement is observed with a significant reduction in the number of anticipations, which confirms the effectiveness of the transdiagnosis treatment for this case.
Year of Publication
2020
Journal
Ansiedad y Estrés
Volume
26
Issue
1
Number
Number of Pages
9-13
Date Published
06/2020
Type of Article
Journal article
Publisher
ISSN Number
1134-7937
ISBN Number
2174-0437
DOI
10.1016/j.anyes.2019.12.002