An Adaptation Of The Coping Cat Program: The Successful Treatment Of A 6-Year-Old Boy With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Abby E. Albright (Creator)
Kurt D. Michael Ph.D, Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) during childhood is a common condition with negative implications. This case study describes the successful cognitive-behavioral treatment of a 6-year old boy with excessive worry and sleep disturbances. Because of the patient’s age, treatment methods were adapted for an early reader. The frequency and intensity of his symptoms (e.g., physiologic arousal, apprehensive expectations, sleep disturbances) were measured over the course of treatment and at 3 and 7 years after treatment. Recommendations are provided for clinicians and students who aim to treat young children with GAD. The results of this intervention suggest a durable and meaningful reduction in GAD-related symptoms.

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Michael, K. D., Payne, Lucinda O., Albright, Abby E., (2012) An Adaptation of the Coping Cat Program: The Successful Treatment of a 6-Year-Old Boy With Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Published in Clinical Case Studies 11(6) 426-440. doi: 10.1177/1534650112460912 ISSN: 1534-6501 Published November 20 2012.
Language: English
Date: 2012

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