Cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxious youth with comorbid school Refusal: Clinical presentation and treatment response

Rinad S. Beidas, Sarah A. Crawley, Matthew P. Mychailyszyn, Jonathan S. Comer, Philip C. Kendall

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Abstract

The present study investigated the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy in youth (N = 27) diagnosed with a principal anxiety disorder and school refusal (SR; denial to attend school or difficulty remaining in school). Scant research examines the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy for treatment-seeking youth with a primary anxiety disorder and comorbid SR. Effects for youth who completed treatment (N = 12) ranged from d =.61 to 2.27 based on youth- and parent-reported anxiety and depressive symptoms, as well as independently rated global functioning. A discussion of treatment drop-out, a case illustration, and treatment recommendations are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-271
Number of pages17
JournalPsihologijske Teme
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • School refusal
  • Youth anxiety disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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