The Clinical Use of Palmtop Computers in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Newman, Michelle G. (1999). The clinical use of palmtop computers in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 6(3), 222-234. doi:10.1016/S1077-7229(99)80080-7
13 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2015 Last revised: 8 May 2019
Date Written: 1999
This paper describes an innovative palmtop computer program that was developed to be used in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for generalized anxiety disorder. The computer program includes a self-monitoring component, as well as three distinct therapeutic modules (i.e., relaxation, cognitive restructuring, and imaginal exposure). It is suggested that the use of such a computer program may increase the effectiveness of CBT by facilitating self-monitoring as well as the practice and application of therapeutic skills between sessions.
Keywords: palmtop computers, generalized anxiety disorder, computer program, cognitive behavioral therapy
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