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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145078/the-efficacy-of-group-metacognitive-therapy-for-children-mct-c-with-generalized-anxiety-disorder-an-open-trial
#1
Barbara Hoff Esbjørn, Nicoline Normann, Bianca Munkebo Christiansen, Marie Louise Reinholdt-Dunne
Metacognitive therapy is an effective treatment for anxiety disorders in adults. Studies have demonstrated that the underlying theoretical model is also supported in children. It has therefore been suggested that metacognitive therapy for children may be effective. Our study is an open trial of metacognitive therapy for children with generalized anxiety as their primary disorder. Therapy was provided in groups. Families were interviewed with the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule - child/parent versions. They reported on the child's anxiety levels using the Revised Childrens Anxiety and Depression Scale - child/parent versions...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156434/we-prefer-what-we-fear-a-response-preference-bias-mimics-attentional-capture-in-spider-fear
#2
Anke Haberkamp, Melanie Biafora, Thomas Schmidt, Katharina Weiß
The extent to which emotionally significant stimuli capture visual attention remains elusive because a preference for reporting or choosing emotionally significant stimuli could mimic attentional capture by these stimuli. We conducted two prior-entry experiments to disentangle whether phobic and fear-relevant stimuli capture attention or merely produce a response bias in spider-fearful participants. Prior entry denotes the effect that attended stimuli are perceived earlier than unattended stimuli as indicated by temporal order judgments...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127882/anxiety-sensitivity-and-sleep-disturbance-investigating-associations-among-patients-with-co-occurring-anxiety-and-substance-use-disorders
#3
Laura J Dixon, Aaron A Lee, Kim L Gratz, Matthew T Tull
Sleep disturbance is a common problem among individuals with anxiety and substance use disorders (SUD). Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is elevated in patients with anxiety disorders and SUD and has been linked to sleep-related problems, including insomnia and somnolence (i.e., daytime sleepiness). We examined the unique roles of AS cognitive, physical, and social concerns in sleep disturbance among a sample of 99 residential SUD patients with anxiety disorders. Clinical levels of insomnia or somnolence were evidenced by 53...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125957/a-network-perspective-on-comorbid-depression-in-adolescents-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#4
Payton J Jones, Patrick Mair, Bradley C Riemann, Beth L Mugno, Richard J McNally
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD] frequently suffer from depression, a comorbidity associated with greater symptom severity and suicide risk. We examined the associations between OCD and depression symptoms in 87 adolescents with primary OCD. We computed an association network, a graphical LASSO, and a directed acyclic graph (DAG) to model symptom interactions. Models showed OCD and depression as separate syndromes linked by bridge symptoms. Bridges between the two disorders emerged between obsessional problems in the OCD syndrome, and guilt, concentration problems, and sadness in the depression syndrome...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154186/parental-reactions-to-children-s-negative-affect-the-moderating-role-of-parental-gad
#5
Brenda Arellano, Colette Gramszlo, Janet Woodruff-Borden
The impact of parental anxiety disorders has been explored in broad categories of parenting behaviors; however, less is known about the impact of parental anxiety on emotion socialization behaviors. The current study tested the conditional effect of parental Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) on one aspect of emotion socialization, parents' reactions to their child's negative affect. Participants were 89 children between ages 3 and 12 and their parents, from a community sample. Parents completed the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule-IV (ADIS-IV), an interaction task with their child, and the Beck Anxiety Inventory-II (BAI-II)...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069628/still-lonely-social-adjustment-of-youth-with-and-without-social-anxiety-disorder-following-cognitive-behavioral-therapy
#6
Cynthia Suveg, Julie Newman Kingery, Molly Davis, Anna Jones, Monica Whitehead, Marni L Jacob
Social experiences are an integral part of normative development for youth and social functioning difficulties are related to poor outcomes. Youth with anxiety disorders, and particularly social anxiety disorder, experience difficulties across many aspects of social functioning that may place them at risk for maladjustment. The goal of this paper was to compare social experiences of youth across anxiety diagnoses and examine whether treatment is helpful in improving social functioning. Ninety-two children (age 7-12 years; 58% male; 87...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049902/emotion-dysregulation-moderates-the-effect-of-cognitive-behavior-therapy-with-prolonged-exposure-for-co-occurring-ptsd-and-substance-use-disorders
#7
Denise A Hien, Teresa Lopez-Castro, Santiago Papini, Bernard Gorman, Lesia M Ruglass
A goal of clinical trials is to identify unique baseline characteristics that can inform treatment planning. One such target is emotion dysregulation (ED), which contributes to the maintenance of co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder (SUD) and may be a potential moderator of treatment response. We examined the moderating impact of ED severity on treatment outcomes in an urban, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and racially/ethnically diverse sample with complex trauma and severe SUDs...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053989/psychometric-properties-of-the-child-anxiety-life-interference-scale-preschool-version
#8
Tamsyn J Gilbertson, Amy J Morgan, Ronald M Rapee, Heidi J Lyneham, Jordana K Bayer
Despite growing recognition of childhood anxiety as a common and often debilitating clinical concern, we have limited knowledge of the particular ways in which anxiety interferes with daily life for young children who have not yet entered formal schooling. The present study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Child Anxiety Life Interference Scale - Preschool Version (CALIS-PV). The CALIS-PV is a brief (18 item) parent-report measure of the impacts of a young child's anxiety on their own life and that of her or his parent...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031160/examining-temporal-alterations-in-social-anxiety-disorder-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-the-relation-between-autobiographical-memory-future-goals-and-current-self-views
#9
Julie Krans, Manon Peeters, Gérard Näring, Adam D Brown, June de Bree, Agnes van Minnen
The self is a multi-faceted and temporally dynamic construct reflecting representations and beliefs about identity in the past, present, and future. Clinical studies have shown that individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) exhibit alterations in self-related processing but these studies have focused primarily on memory. Few studies in PTSD and SAD have examined self-related processing for the present and future, and no studies have directly compared these processes across these two disorders...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028610/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-dropout-rates-in-individual-psychotherapy-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder
#10
REVIEW
Elon Gersh, David J Hallford, Simon M Rice, Nikolaos Kazantzis, Hannah Gersh, Benji Gersh, Carolyn A McCarty
BACKGROUND: Despite being a relatively prevalent and debilitating disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is the second least studied anxiety disorder and among the most difficult to treat. Dropout from psychotherapy is concerning as it is associated with poorer outcomes, leads to service inefficiencies and can disproportionately affect disadvantaged populations. No study to date has calculated a weighted mean dropout rate for GAD and explored associated correlates. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using PsycINFO, Medline and Embase databases, identifying studies investigating individual psychotherapies for adults with GAD...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049901/the-efficacy-of-aerobic-exercise-and-resistance-training-as-transdiagnostic-interventions-for-anxiety-related-disorders-and-constructs-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Daniel M LeBouthillier, Gordon J G Asmundson
Evidence supports exercise as an intervention for many mental health concerns; however, randomized controlled investigations of the efficacy of different exercise modalities and predictors of change are lacking. The purposes of the current trial were to: (1) quantify the effects of aerobic exercise and resistance training on anxiety-related disorder (including anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder) status, symptoms, and constructs, (2) evaluate whether both modalities of exercise were equivalent, and (3) to determine whether exercise enjoyment and physical fitness are associated with symptom reduction...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964994/randomized-controlled-trial-of-internet-delivered-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-comparing-standard-weekly-versus-optional-weekly-therapist-support
#12
H D Hadjistavropoulos, L H Schneider, M Edmonds, E Karin, M N Nugent, D Dirkse, B F Dear, N Titov
Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) is effective for treating anxiety and depression. The relative benefits of offering standard weekly compared to optional weekly therapist support in conjunction with ICBT within routine care has not been examined. Patients seeking ICBT for depression and or anxiety in routine care were randomized to standard (n=92) or optional (n=88) weekly support. The optional approach resulted in therapists receiving half as many messages from (1.70 vs. 3.96) and sending half as many messages to patients (3...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946020/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-power-posing-before-public-speaking-exposure-for-social-anxiety-disorder-no-evidence-for-augmentative-effects
#13
Michelle L Davis, Santiago Papini, David Rosenfield, Karin Roelofs, Sarah Kolb, Mark B Powers, Jasper A J Smits
This manuscript details a randomized controlled study designed to test the efficacy of power posing (i.e., briefly holding postures associated with dominance and power) as an augmentative strategy for exposure therapy for social anxiety disorder (SAD). Seventy-three individuals diagnosed with SAD were assigned to one of three conditions: power posing, submissive posing, or rest (no posing) prior to participating in an exposure therapy session. Participants were assessed for between-group differences in pre- and post-manipulation salivary hormone levels, within-session subjective experiences of fear, and pre- and 1-week post-treatment SAD severity outcome measures...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950218/health-anxiety-by-proxy-in-women-with-severe-health-anxiety-a-case-control-study
#14
Mette Viller Thorgaard, Lisbeth Frostholm, Lynn Walker, Jens Søndergaard Jensen, Butrin Morina, Hanne Lindegaard, Lone Salomonsen, Charlotte Ulrikka Rask
Health anxiety (HA) refers to excessive worries and anxiety about harbouring serious illness based on misinterpretation of bodily sensations or changes as signs of serious illness. Severe HA is associated with disability and high health care costs. However, the impact of parental HA on excessive concern with their children's health (health anxiety by proxy) is scantly investigated. The aim of this study is to investigate HA by proxy in mothers with severe HA. Fifty mothers with severe HA and two control groups were included, i...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926805/integrating-icbt-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder-into-routine-clinical-care-treatment-effects-across-the-adult-lifespan
#15
Megan J Hobbs, Alison E J Mahoney, Gavin Andrews
The burden attributable to late-life Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is set to increase alongside the ageing population. Yet, the psychogeriatric workforce is limited in size and few studies have focused on the treatment of GAD among older patients. Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) could be integrated into existing infrastructure and scale the psychogeriatric workforce, if shown to be effective across the adult lifespan. This study examined age-related differences in presentation, adherence and effects of iCBT for GAD among patients in routine clinical care (N=942; 18-29years (n=267); 30-39years (n=260); 40-49years (n=180); 50-59years (n=124); and 60+ years (n=111))...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922648/a-theoretical-and-empirical-modeling-of-anxiety-integrated-with-rdoc-and-temporal-dynamics
#16
Brandon Frank, Nicholas C Jacobson, Landon Hurley, Dean McKay
The newly launched Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) emphasize specific mechanisms over diagnostic categories of psychopathology. In our view, RDoC provides a useful heuristic for mental health disorders, but does not capture the complexity of psychological data when proposed mechanisms are viewed as static entities. However, temporal and complex system dynamics may advance RDoC's utility. By investigating temporal patterns within trajectories and the interaction of complex networks, we propose that dynamic modeling provides comprehensive methods with which to investigate the etiopathology and maintenance of mental health disorders...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886420/discriminant-validity-diagnostic-utility-and-parent-child-agreement-on-the-screen-for-child-anxiety-related-emotional-disorders-scared-in-treatment-and-non-treatment-seeking-youth
#17
B I Rappaport, D Pagliaccio, D S Pine, D N Klein, J M Jarcho
The Screen for Child Anxiety and Related Emotional Disorder (SCARED) may be differentially sensitive to detecting specific or comorbid anxiety diagnoses in treatment-seeking and non-treatment-seeking youth. We assessed the SCARED's discriminant validity, diagnostic utility, and informant agreement using parent- and self-report from healthy and treatment-seeking anxious youth (Study 1, N=585) and from non-treatment-seeking anxious youth (Study 2, N=331) diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), or comorbid GAD+SAD...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102818/pharmacotherapy-for-social-anxiety-disorder-interpersonal-predictors-of-outcome-and-the-mediating-role-of-the-working-alliance
#18
Jonah N Cohen, Deborah A G Drabick, Carlos Blanco, Franklin R Schneier, Michael R Liebowitz, Richard G Heimberg
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is highly prevalent and associated with high levels of impairment and distress. Therapies for SAD leave many patients symptomatic at the end of treatment, and little is known about predictors or mechanisms of treatment outcome. Given the interpersonal dysfunction fundamental to SAD, this study investigated whether prominent interpersonal features of SAD (submissive behavior, childhood maltreatment, suppression of anger, and depression) predicted attrition and response to pharmacotherapy and whether the working alliance mediated these relationships...
December 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910693/combining-child-social-skills-training-with-a-parent-early-intervention-program-for-inhibited-preschool-children
#19
Elizabeth X Lau, Ronald M Rapee, Robert J Coplan
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of early intervention for anxiety in preschoolers through parent-education. The current study evaluated a six-session early intervention program for preschoolers at high risk of anxiety disorders in which a standard educational program for parents was supplemented by direct training of social skills to the children. METHODS: Seventy-two children aged 3-5 years were selected based on high behavioural inhibition levels and concurrently having a parent with high emotional distress...
October 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843575/can-less-be-more-open-trial-of-a-stepped-care-approach-for-child-and-adolescent-anxiety-disorders
#20
Jeremy W Pettit, Yasmin Rey, Michele Bechor, Raquel Melendez, Daniella Vaclavik, Victor Buitron, Yair Bar-Haim, Daniel S Pine, Wendy K Silverman
This open trial presents a stepped care treatment approach for youths with anxiety disorders. In Step 1, 124 youths (65 girls; M age=9.7years) participated in a low intensity computer administered attention bias modification (ABM) protocol. Statistically significant reductions in youth anxiety severity were found following Step 1. Youths and parents were then given the option to not continue with further treatment or step up to a higher intensity cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocol (Step 2). Of 112 youths who completed Step 1, 67 (59...
October 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
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