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A randomized controlled trial of the child anxiety multi-day program (CAMP) for separation anxiety disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23053618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy for childhood anxiety disorders, including separation anxiety disorder (SAD), has been established, tailoring such treatments to particular interests and needs may enhance uptake of evidence-based interventions. The current investigation evaluates the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an intensive, cognitive-behavioral intervention for girls with SAD provided within the novel context of a 1-week camp-like setting, the Child Anxiety Multi-Day Program (CAMP). Twenty-nine female children aged 7-12 with a principal diagnosis of SAD were randomized to immediate CAMP treatment (n = 15) or waitlist (i.e., delayed treatment; n = 14) condition during the course of this randomized controlled trial. Children in the immediate treatment group evidenced significant reductions in SAD severity, functional impairment, and parent report of child anxiety symptoms relative to the waitlist condition. The intervention's positive therapeutic response suggests one possible delivery model for surmounting difficulties faced in the dissemination of weekly treatments for SAD.
Lauren C Santucci; Jill Ehrenreich-May
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child psychiatry and human development     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1573-3327     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Psychiatry Hum Dev     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-25     Completed Date:  2014-05-02     Revised Date:  2014-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1275332     Medline TA:  Child Psychiatry Hum Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety, Separation / therapy*
Cognitive Therapy / methods*
Feasibility Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support

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