Telephone-Delivered Stepped Collaborative Care for Treating Anxiety in Primary Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Collaborative care for depression is more effective in improving treatment outcomes than primary care physicians’ (PCPs) usual care (UC). However, few trials of collaborative care have targeted anxiety. This study concludes that telephone-delivered, centralized, stepped CC improves mental HRQoL, anxiety and mood symptoms. These improvements were durable and particularly evident among those most anxious at baseline, and among African-Americans and men.

 

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