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Anxiety and mood disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in adults. A large percentage of people have both an anxiety disorder and depression. These disorders cause significant impairment in academic, social and work functioning. A new treatment approach, CALM Tools for Living, has been proven to be effective in decreasing anxiety and depression. This is an exciting new intervention because it incorporates a computer interface as well as counselor interaction.

CALM helps alleviate symptoms for Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Depression. Research has proven CALM to improve anxiety and depression symptoms, functional disability, and quality of care at 18 months.*

*Roy-Byrne P, Craske MG, Sullivan G, Rose RD, Edlund MJ, Lang AJ, Bystritsky A, Shaw Welch S, Chavira DA, Golinelli D, Campbell-Sills L, Sherbourne CD & Stein MB. (2010). Delivery of evidence-based treatment for multiple anxiety disorders in primary care: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 303(10):1921-1928.

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CALM is one of the many software programs and tools created at the University of Washington available through our Express Licensing Program. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that allow for rapid licensing by companies, organizations, or individuals.

The conditions and financial terms of this license apply only to those who download the license, sign it and return it "as is" to UW CoMotion. Some Express Licenses may be modified for an additional cost. Other licensing arrangements may be available.

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