Departmental Papers (Psychiatry)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

2010

Publication Source

Psychological Topics (Psihologijske Teme)

Volume

19

Issue

2

Start Page

255

Last Page

271

Abstract

The present study investigated the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy in youth (N = 27) diagnosed with a principal anxiety disorder and school refusal (SR; denial to attend school or difficulty remaining in school). Scant research examines the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy for treatment-seeking youth with a primary anxiety disorder and comorbid SR. Effects for youth who completed treatment (N = 12) ranged from d = .61 to 2.27 based on youth- and parent-reported anxiety and depressive symptoms, as well as independently rated global functioning. A discussion of treatment drop-out, a case illustration, and treatment recommendations are provided.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Psychological Topics (Psihologijske Teme) is published Open Access with no embargo on self-archiving.

Comments

At the time of this publication, Dr. Beidas was affiliated with Temple University, but she is now a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania.

Keywords

school refusal, youth anxiety disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy

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Date Posted: 04 October 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.