A new paper is out with lead author Erik Hedman studying predictors and moderators of outcome in CBT for social anxiety disorder. The most stable predictors of better treatment response were working full time, having children, less depressive symptoms, higher expectancy of treatment effectiveness, and adhering to treatment. The study also looked at gene polymorphisms (5-HTTLPR, COMTval158met, and BDNFval66met) but no association was found with treatment outcome. The gene story is part of Evelyn Andersson PhD study plan and she has be doing most of the wet lab work.
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Hedman, E., Andersson, E., Ljótsson, B., Andersson, G., Andersson, E., Schalling, M., Lindefors, N. and Rück, C. (2012), Clinical and genetic outcome determinants of Internet- and group-based cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2012.01834.x