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ERIC Number: EJ796636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Brief Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Anxiety and Depression: Piloting an Integrated Treatment Approach
Weersing, V. Robin; Gonzalez, Araceli; Campo, John V.; Lucas, Amanda N.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v15 n2 p126-139 May 2008
Mood and anxiety disorders in youth are disabling, distressing, and prevalent. Furthermore, depression and anxiety frequently co-exist, may share several etiological factors, and respond to similar interventions. In this paper, we report preliminary results from a treatment adaptation project designed to condense existing cognitive behavioral therapy protocols for anxiety and depression to their core components and combine them into a brief, integrated treatment suitable for the broad population of internalizing youth seen in primary care. Specifically, we discuss: (a) the rationale for targeting anxiety and depression in pediatric primary care and the deployment-focused treatment development model; (b) the content of our behaviorally based treatment program; and (c) clinical outcomes of 2 sample cases with comorbid depression and anxiety. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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