CBT, SSRIs Effectively Cut Anxiety Symptoms in Childhood
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are effective for reducing symptoms of anxiety in childhood, according to a review published online Aug. 31 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Zhen Wang, Ph.D., from the Mayo Clinic Evidence-Based Practice Centre in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues examined the comparative effectiveness and adverse events of CBT and pharmacotherapy for childhood anxiety disorders. Data were included for 7,719 patients from 115 studies.
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