Feasibility and acceptability of bibliotherapy and telephone sessions for the treatment of late-life anxiety disorders

Gretchen A. Brenes, W. Vaughn McCall, Jeff D. Williamson, Melinda A. Stanley

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This article describes the development of Biblio and Telephone Therapy, or BTT, a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for late-life anxiety disorders. Although studies have examined bibliotherapy for the treatment of late-life depression, none have studied it as a format for treating late-life anxiety. The application of this treatment to four older adults with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and/or panic disorder (PD) is described, and benefits, advantages, and limitations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-68
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Gerontologist
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Aging
  • Anxiety
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Telephone therapy
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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