GAD-specific cognitive behavioral treatment for children and adolescents: A pilot randomized controlled trial
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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) designed to target Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in youth was examined in a pilot feasibility trial. Participants (aged 10-18 years) were randomized to either 10 weeks of individual CBT (n = 20) or supported wait-list (n = 20). Diagnostic status (primary outcome) was assessed blindly at post-treatment for both groups, and at a 3-month follow-up for treated participants. Two participants failed to complete CBT and retained their GAD during the trial. Intention-to-treat analyses revealed large between-group differences in favor of CBT at post-treatment for remission from GAD (80% vs 0%) and comorbid disorders (83% vs 0%), and for all secondary outcomes (child and parent-reported). All gains were maintained at 3-month follow-up in the CBT group. Consistent with the treatment model, significant pre- to post-treatment reductions in several cognitive processes were found for CBT but not wait-listed participants, with these gains maintained at follow-up. Further investigations are warranted.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Cognitive Therapy and Research|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 2019 Apr 25|
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