Interventions and Treatment

Research: New Model of Treatment for Youth with Anxiety

October 05, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A report published this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) on a study of a “stepped care” model of treatment delivery for children and adolescents with anxiety shows promising results for potential cost and times savings, according to the researchers. In the study 281 youth and teens (6-17 years of age) with clinical anxiety disorders were treated with either traditional or stepped care model. In the stepped care model patients begin with a self-help step and move on to therapy if needed. According to the study results, 40% of those in the stepped care improved with self help and did not need further treatment.

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