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Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective Treatment for Adolescent Anxiety

The results of a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry suggest that group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be the most effective form of psychotherapy for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders.

Investigators performed a comprehensive literature search for randomized clinical trials across several databases, including PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, PsycINFO, international trial registers, and US Food and Drug Administration reports.

Eligible studies included any structured psychotherapy for the acute treatment of youths (≤18 years) with a primary diagnosis of anxiety disorders according to standardized diagnostic criteria.

Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective Treatment for Adolescent Anxiety

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