Projects per year
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare treatment outcomes following a group family-based cognitive behavioural therapy for children with different anxiety disorders (social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, specific phobia and obsessive compulsive disorder). Method: This study utilised a clinical sample of 842 children and adolescents (aged between 6 and 18 years) and assessed outcome using diagnostic interview, parent-report and child-report. Results: Based on diagnostic data and parent-reported symptoms, results revealed that children with a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder experienced a slower rate of change and poorer diagnostic outcomes at post treatment and follow-up than children with other anxiety disorders. Children with GAD showed better response to this broad-based intervention and children with OCD showed better response on one measure. Conclusions: This study provides evidence for differential response to broad-based CBT for children, based on type of anxiety diagnoses.
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- Anxiety disorders
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Social anxiety disorder
1/01/08 → 28/01/15
Enhancing efficacy of bibliotherapy for children with anxiety disorders using child-therapist contact
1/01/08 → 31/12/11