Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is currently one of the most important approaches in the field of psychotherapy. However, the use of CBT in child psychotherapy is still new. This method of treatment was used for children and adolescents after the 1990s.
Today we use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety disorders. In many scientific studies and articles, the benefits and the effects of CBT are undeniable. In these scientific articles, we see that CBT reduce anxiety symptoms as well as anxiety.
It’s also effective in the treatment of disorders and that these effects are permanent (Cartwright Hatton 2004).

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common problems of child and adolescent psychiatry. Also the studies have shown that CBT playes an important role in the treatment of anxiety disorder in children and adolescents. Due to some scientific articles the effect is permanent. The primary goal of CBT is to change inappropriate learning and thinking patterns in children and adolescents with anxiety disorders .

These methods are:

  • CBT sessions
  • Self-monitoring,
  • Relaxation techniques,
  • Systematic desensitization,
  • Social skills training,
  • Cognitive restructuring,
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Marilyn Walker
Marilyn Walker
I am studying in Florida about Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I'm doing research on Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Cognitive psychology, Metacognitive Therapy.
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