Research Evaluating Treatments

Research Evaluating Treatments


Beneficial Effects of Psychological Treatment, Medication and their Combination

Walkup, J. T., Albano, A. M., Piacentini, J., Birmaher, B., Compton, S. N., Sherrill, J. T., Ginsburg, G. S., et al. (2008)

Cognitive behavioral therapy, sertraline, or a combination in childhood anxiety.

The New England Journal of Medicine, 359(26), 2753–66.

  • This study found that both psychological treatment (the Coping Cat Program) and medication (sertraline), as well as their combination, were effective in the reduction of anxiety in children and adolescents.

Web-Based Parent-Training for Parents of Youth With Impairment From Anxiety

Muniya S. Khanna, Matthew M. Carper, M. Sue Harris & Philip C. Kendall

Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Vol. 2 ,Iss. 1,2017

Computer-Assisted Treatment Found to be Effective

Computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy for child anxiety: Results of a randomized clinical trial

Khanna, M. S., & Kendall, P. C. (2010)

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(5), 737–45. 

  • A computer-assisted treatment was developed and found to be feasible, and to result in beneficial gains.

A Case Series of Attention Modification in Clinically Anxious Youths

Rozenman, M., Weersing, V.R., Amir, N. (2011)

Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49(5), 324-330. Read more.

  • A case series examined the initial efficacy of a four-week attention modification program designed to train attention away from threat in 16 children and adolescents (ages 10 to 17) diagnosed with DSM-IV anxiety disorders. Overall, youths experienced a significant decrease in anxiety and depression symptoms.

Emotion Regulation

Changes in emotion regulation following cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxious youth

Suveg, C., Sood, E., Comer, J. S., & Kendall, P. C. (2009)

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38(3), 390–401. 

  • Treating anxiety in youth can help with their ability to regulate emotion.

Evaluating Child-Focused and Family-Focused Treatments

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disordered youth: A randomized clinical trial evaluating child and family modalities

Kendall, P. C., Hudson, J. L., Gosch, E., Flannery-Schroeder, E., & Suveg, C. (2008)

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(2), 282–97. 

  • CBT for anxiety in youth, in both  child-focused and family-focused formats, was found to be an effective intervention.

Evaluating a Treatment (the Coping Cat Program) for Child Anxiety

Therapy for youths with anxiety disorders: A second randomized clinical trial

Kendall, P. C., Flannery-Schroeder, E., Panichelli-Mindel, S. M., Southam-Gerow, M., Henin, A., & Warman, M. (1997) 

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65(3), 366–80. 

  • Including a 1-year follow-up, treated youth were found to havae experienced significant gains.  Exposure tasks were identified as an important component of treatment.

Anxious Youth, 3.35 Years After Treatment

Anxiety and related outcomes in young adults 7 to 19 years after receiving treatment for child anxiety. 

Benjamin, C., Harrison, J., Settipani, C., Brodman, D., & Kendall, P.C. (2013).

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 865-876.

Long-term follow-up of a cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety-disordered youth
Kendall, P. C., & Southam-Gerow, M. A. (1996)
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64(4), 724–30.

  • Previously reported treatment gains were maintained.