Boston University Studying Better Treatments for Alcoholism

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October 9th, 2013

Boston Magazine
Domenic Ciraulo, School of Medicine
David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

Transdiagnostic cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a short-term, psychotherapeutic treatment used to treat a variety of disorders like anxiety, depression, and PTSD…

Expert quotes:

Ciraulo:

“It is vital to find better treatments, whether they are medication therapies or behavioral interventions. This study points to the importance of behavioral approaches to decrease heavy drinking through strategies to improve emotional regulation.”

Barlow:

“Rather [teaching] broad skills to cope with emotional issues that underlie a cluster of internalizing mood and anxiety disorders that often accompany alcoholism and may contribute to its onset and maintenance.”

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