Outcomes of self-help efforts in anxiety disorders.
Amy J Morgan, Anthony F Jorm
Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res | Published : 2009
Anxiety disorders are prevalent mental disorders that are a significant burden on the community. There are effective treatments available, but many people do not seek treatment and there is a lack of professionals available to provide evidence-based treatment to all those with anxiety disorders. Recently, there has been increased attention on ways to cost effectively meet the demand for treatment with minimal cost to health services. Self-help efforts have been proposed to play a role, either as an initial minimal treatment in stepped-care models of treatment, or as strategies undertaken by an individual to prevent a full disorder developing. This review examines what is known from randomize..View full abstract