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Tag: CBT for Children & Adolescents

CBT Shows Long-Term Efficacy in Treating Children and their Parents with Functional Abdominal Pain

A recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine demonstrates that a brief cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) intervention effectively treats, in the long-term, children with functional abdominal pain and improves parent’s responses to the child’s pain. This recent study investigates a randomized sample of children with functional abdominal pain (n=200) and their parents at a follow up occurring 12 months after the initial treatment. The experimental group…

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Shows Promise for Children with Mental Illness – JAMA Article

  The numbers are astonishing: 20% of children in the U.S. have some form of mental illness. Only 1 in 5 receives treatment. In a 2004 study of 439 children and adolescents with depression, researchers found an interesting phenomenon. They observed 3 groups of children: one group got Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) alone. The second group got fluoxetine alone. And the third group got both CBT plus fluoxetine. After 12 weeks…