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Cognitive-behavioral treatment of generalized anxiety disorder among adolescents: A case series

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Seven adolescents received a cognitive-behavioral treatment targeting generalized anxiety disorder. The treatment consisted of awareness training, worry interventions, and relapse prevention. The worry interventions targeted specifically intolerance of uncertainty, beliefs about worry, problem solving, and cognitive avoidance. According to the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-IVdiagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder, self-report questionnaire scores, and time spent worrying every day, three adolescents showed clinically significant change at post-test which was maintained at 6- and 12-month follow-up assessments. Minimal to moderate improvement was observed for other participants. Factors that may explain these differences are discussed.

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Author(s): Leger E, Ladouceur R, Dugas MJ, Freeston MH

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Year: 2003

Volume: 42

Issue: 3

Pages: 327-330

ISSN (print): 0890-8567

ISSN (electronic): 1527-5418

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1097/01.CHI.0000037034.04952.B1


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