Title

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety-Disordered Youth: Secondary Outcomes from a Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating Child and Family Modalities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2009

Abstract

This study examined secondary outcomes of a randomized clinical trial that evaluated an individual cognitive-behavioral (ICBT), family-based cognitive-behavioral (FCBT), and family-based education, support and attention (FESA) treatment for anxious youth. Participants (161) were between 7 and 14 years (M=10.27) of age and had a principal diagnosis of separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and/or generalized anxiety disorder. Hierarchical linear modeling examined youth-reported depressive symptomatology and parent- and teacher-reported externalizing behavior and adaptive functioning at pretreatment, posttreatment, and 1-year follow-up. In general, youth in all treatments evidenced improvements in most domains, with improvements maintained at follow-up. Overall, gender and age did not moderate treatment outcomes. The results suggest that both child and family cognitive-behavioral therapy, and the family-based supportive approach used in this study, can be effective in addressing some of the associated symptoms and adaptive functioning deficits typically linked to anxiety in youth.

Publication Title

Journal of Anxiety Disorders

Volume

23

Issue

3

First Page

341

Last Page

349

PubMed ID

19216048

Comments

This article was published in Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Volume 23, Issue 3, April 2009, Pages 341-49.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.01.003

Copyright © 2009 Elsevier B.V.

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