Effects of a transdiagnostic group treatment for anxiety on secondary depression

Peter J. Norton, Sarah A. Hayes, Debra A. Hope

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Researchers have recently explored transdiagnostic anxiety treatments based on models of anxiety emphasizing a single common pathway across diagnostic categories. Results from a previous study [Norton and Hope, in press] indicated that a transdiagnostic approach was effective for both targeted and untargeted anxiety disorders. Consistent with the tripartite model, the transdiagnostic treatment should also influence symptoms of a broader pathology such as negative affectivity. This follow-up to Norton and Hope found significant decreases in depressed mood for clients undergoing transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety when compared to wait-list control participants. Although not statistically established, severity of depressive diagnoses seemed to generally decrease across treatment, whereas no change in severity occurred for those not receiving treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalDepression and Anxiety
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004


  • Anxiety disorder
  • Comorbidity
  • Depression
  • Transdiagnostic treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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