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Psychological Topics (Psihologijske Teme)
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.
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school refusal, youth anxiety disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy
Beidas, Rinad S.; Crawley, Sarah A.; Mychailyszyn, Matthew P.; Comer, Jonathan S.; and Kendall, Phillip C., "Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Anxious Youth with Comorbid School Refusal: Clinical Presentation and Treatment Response" (2010). Departmental Papers (Psychiatry). 20.
Date Posted: 04 October 2017
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