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Month: August 2008

For children and adolescents, psychological harm of traumatic events reduced by CBT

In a review in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, it was noted that children and adolescents who experience psychological harm caused by traumatic events are often treated by practitioners who are not aware of, and do not employ, treatments that are "based on the best available evidence." Meta-analyses were conducted on interventions that included cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in individual and group settings, play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and others.…
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UK national guidelines emphasize CBT for children and adolescents

A recent article in Current Opinion in Psychiatry summarized the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines and reviews of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with mental health problems. NICE is the UK's independent organization responsible for providing national guidance on the "promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health." For the treatment of depression in children and young…
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