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ERIC Number: EJ978802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-7107
Role of Comorbid Depression and Co-Occurring Depressive Symptoms in Outcomes for Anxiety-Disordered Youth Treated with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
O'Neil, Kelly A.; Kendall, Philip C.
Child & Family Behavior Therapy, v34 n3 p197-209 2012
This study examined the role of comorbid depressive disorders (major depressive disorder or dysthymic disorder) and co-occurring depressive symptoms in treatment outcome and maintenance for youth (N = 72, aged 7-14) treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy for a principal anxiety disorder (generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, or social phobia). Hierarchical linear modeling examined treatment outcome and maintenance in terms of severity of the principal anxiety disorder. Results indicated that higher levels of child-reported depressive symptoms predicted less favorable treatment outcome. Higher levels of mother-reported depressive symptoms predicted less favorable treatment maintenance at a 1-year follow-up. Results suggest that co-occurring depressive symptoms play a role in effective treatment for anxiety-disordered youth and support the merits of treatment adaptations for these youth. (Contains 2 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist; Childrens Depression Inventory