A Validation of an Ambiguous Social Scenario Task for Socially Anxious and Socially Callous Interpretations

ConclusionThe ASST is a promising measure indicating that different interpretations might co-occur.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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ConclusionThese findings suggest that the most robust model of cognitive-emotional processes driving maladaptive regulatory behavior in daily life includes both cognitive control and trait negative affectivity. This model appears useful across diagnostic groups and findings provide preliminary support for the consideration of these behaviors as a class. These results suggest key targets for future research, including the consideration of these behaviors as a class, in treatment.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionReduced visual exploration might be due to the mechanism of attentive freezing, which could be part of an extensive fear response in SM that might also affect speech-production. Interventions that counteract the state of freezing could be promising for the therapy of SM.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conclusions: ICBT and face‑to‑face CBT created equivalent overall effects. in treatment of anxiety disorders. Since there have been similar systematic reviews about anxiety disorders so far, and in majority of them, ICBT has not been compared against face‑to‑face treatment. More research is needed to establish the general equivalence of the two treatment formats. Also, understanding what makes ICBT work is a challenge for future research.
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Introduction Emerging adulthood is a phase in life that is associated with an increased risk to develop a variety of mental health disorders including anxiety and depression. However, less than 25% of university students receive professional help for their mental health reports. Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) may entail useful interventions in a format that is attractive for university students. The aim of this study protocol is to test the effectiveness of a therapist-guided versus a computer-guided transdiagnostic iCBT programme with a main focus on anxiety and depression. Methods and analysis Unive...
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Mental health Source Type: research
This study examined whether distorted cognition changes during cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in children (N = 61; aged 7-12) with social anxiety disorder (SAD) and whether changes in distorted cognition from pre- to post-treatment predict SAD at 6-month follow-up. Baseline distorted cognition was also examined as a predictor of post-treatment outcome. Multiple informant SAD-measures were obtained pre-treatment, post-treatment and at 6-month follow-up. Children reported on interpretation bias and dysfunctional beliefs. A decrease in interpretation bias and dysfunctional beliefs was prospectively related to greater SAD...
Source: Child Psychiatry and Human Development - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
This study examined the preliminary acceptability and efficacy of an intensive, group-based, disorder-specific cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) intervention for adolescents with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Fourteen Australian adolescents with SAD (78.6% female, M age = 13.93 years) and their parents completed the program plus measures of treatment satisfaction, and provided feedback. Clinical interviews and surveys were administered pre-treatment, post-treatment, and at 6-month follow-up to determine diagnostic status and assess related variables. Post-treatment satisfaction scores were very high for adolescents and ...
Source: Child Psychiatry and Human Development - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
Cogn Behav Ther. 2021 Oct 7:1-32. doi: 10.1080/16506073.2021.1966089. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSocial anxiety disorder (SAD) is highly comorbid with depression. In the present meta-analysis, we conducted the first individual-level examination of the association between pre-treatment depression and improvement in social anxiety symptoms during treatment. We identified eligible studies on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy for SAD and contacted authors to obtain individual-level data. We obtained these data from 41 studies, including 46 treatment conditions (n = 4,381). Our results showed that individu...
Source: Behavior Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
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