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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71-74

Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy on generalized anxiety disorder in college and graduate students: Literature review


Department of Physiotherapy, Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Nandakumar
Department of Physiotherapy, Ramaiah Medical College, New BEL Road, MSIRT Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijptr.ijptr_75_19

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There has been a significant increase in the incidence of mental disorders in young adults and often been neglected due to social stigma. However, due to the increased awareness, there has been increased demand for services and counseling centers which often have long waiting lists. Due to the limited resources available, the effectiveness of the therapy method to provide “best” available treatment is needed. In this literature review, the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on generalized anxiety disorder in college and graduate students, a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and two RCTs are included. The selected studies suggested significant improvement in general anxiety disorder in college or graduate students by providing CBT. The literature reviewed indicates improvement in generalized anxiety in graduate students' population by CBT, limited studies have been conducted specifically to this population, and since young adults constitute majority of the world population suggesting economic growth, there is a need for more research on the effectiveness of the therapy in this specific population per se.


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