COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR GENERALIZED ANXIETY AND SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDERS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS

  • Mireia Orgilés Amorós
  • Francisco Xavier Méndez Carrillo
  • Ana Isabel Rosa Alcázar
  • Cándido José Inglés Saura
Keywords: generalized anxiety, cognitive-behavioral therapy, separation anxiety, children, adolescents

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to review the effectiveness of the treatment of generalized anxiety and separation anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Eight scientific reports from 1980 to 2002 were found and led to 21 independent studies. Six hundred and sixty two subjects, between the ages of 7 and 14, with an average age of 10,5 years, took part. The results revealed that cognitivebehavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy plus family anxiety management are probably efficacious treatments, in base to the criteria of the American Psychological Association´s Division 12, Clinical Psychology (Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures, 1995). One of the most effective programs for the treatment of these problems is described. Finally, some variables which could influence in the effectiveness of the treatments, some conclusions and future directions for research in this area are included.

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Author Biographies

Mireia Orgilés Amorós
Universidad de Murcia
Francisco Xavier Méndez Carrillo
Universidad de Murcia
Ana Isabel Rosa Alcázar
Universidad de Murcia
Cándido José Inglés Saura
Universidad de Murcia
How to Cite
Orgilés Amorós, M., Méndez Carrillo, F. X., Rosa Alcázar, A. I., & Inglés Saura, C. J. (1). COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR GENERALIZED ANXIETY AND SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDERS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 19(2), 193-204. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/27661
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology

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