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Use of cognitive behavioral therapy in late-life psychiatric disorders.

Kraus CA, Kunik ME, Stanley MA. Use of cognitive behavioral therapy in late-life psychiatric disorders. Geriatrics. 2007 Jun 1; 62(6):21-6.

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With prevalence rates approaching 10% for anxiety disorders and 6% for major depression, anxiety and depression have a significant impact on adults in later life. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychosocial intervention for anxiety and depression that can serve as a useful alternative or adjunct to pharmacologic intervention for older adults.

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