Psychosocial treatment of anxiety in later life

Book Section (Chapter)

Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for late-life anxiety are promising. However, over half of older adults with anxiety do not seek treatment (Byers et al., 2012), and age differences in treatment response suggest that older adults with anxiety may not benefit from evidence-based treatments as much as their younger counterparts (Wetherell et al., 2013b). More work is needed to improve access and outcomes for this underserved population. This chapter provides an overview of available late-life anxiety psychosocial treatments with attention to both traditional efficacy trials and the development and testing of new models of care designed to improve reach, access, and outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ramos, K; Stanley, MA

Cited Editors

  • Pachana, NA; Byrne, GJ

Published Date

  • February 28, 2021

Volume / Issue

  • 1 /

Book Title

  • Anxiety in Older People Clinical and Research Perspectives


  • 11

Start / End Page

  • 173 - 188

Published By

Place of Publication

  • Cambridge, United Kingdom

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1108826369

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781108826365

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/9781139087469.011