Author interview: the role of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents

In this short interview, Postdoctoral Researcher and lead author Tessa Reardon tells us about thisrecently published review.  What does this Cochrane review tell us about the role of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents?Our review shows the key role cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) plays in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. CBT is the most frequently evaluated treatment for these disorders. Indeed, this review includes 88 studies which is more than twice as many studies as the previous Cochrane review on this topic. Encouragingly, our findings reinforce previous conclusions that CBT is more effective than no treatment for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. We didn ’t find evidence that CBT is superior to alternative treatments, but few studies have compared CBT to alternative treatments so we are still not sure about this. The review also tells us most about the short-term benefits of CBT, and we still know relatively little about the extent to which these benefits continue in the medium to longer term. What can CBT practitioners take from this evidence?CBT practitioners can be reassured by the evidence of an advantage of CBT compared to waiting lists and no treatment. CBT can be provided in a range of different ways, for example, practitioners can work one-to-one with children, deliver group sessions, work with parents, deliver brief or longer treatm...
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CONCLUSION: Overall, children and adolescents in this study seeking support for their anxiety symptoms were not receiving adequate evidence-based care, regardless of socioeconomic status and location. These findings indicate there is a need to increase the receipt of cognitive-behavioural therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety symptoms. The findings should tentatively be interpreted, given data were collected during the COVID-19 pandemic.PMID:35044881 | DOI:10.1177/00048674211068780
Source: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Sleep Breath. 2022 Jan 8. doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02547-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate the positive impact of e-aid cognitive behavioural therapy on the sleep quality, anxiety, and depression of nurses on site during the COVID-19 pandemic.METHODS: Nurses on site at the Tianjin Medical University General Hospital Airport Site experiencing insomnia, anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 prevention and control period, from February 2020 to April 2021, were selected and divided into either an e-aid cognitive behavioural therapy (eCBT-I) group or a control group using a randomized grouping metho...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Mental health morbidity has increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to social isolation, impairment of basic needs, financial instability, and fears of the virus. New cases of anxiety and depression have been on the rise, while preexisting mental and chronic illnesses have been exacerbated. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a highly flexible technique used to manage an array of mental illnesses. CBT may be of particular benefit under conditions of social isolation and virtual health care delivery.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research
By Emma L. Barratt Early in the pandemic, there was a rapid shift in the pace of research. With the situation evolving quickly, lockdowns coming into effect, and the massive loss of life that followed, researchers across academia were racing against the clock to produce papers. This haste was unusual for most scientists, more used to detailed scrutiny, further investigations, and collaboration. As a result, some were concerned about the rigour of papers that would ultimately see the light of day. Early on, psychologist Vaughan Bell tweeted with regards to Covid research, “If it’s urgent, th...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Coronavirus Feature Source Type: blogs
This article explores the role of nurses in identifying when an older person may be experiencing anxiety and then choosing the optimal non-pharmacological intervention to support them.PMID:34730298 | DOI:10.7748/nop.2021.e1331
Source: Nursing Older People - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
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