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Comparing Treatments for Anxiety Disorders in Children

May 18, 20140 sec
Hosted by: Bill Rutenberg
Guest: Anne Marie Albano
For the last several years, the mainstays of treatment for children with anxiety disorders have varied among practitioners, but few attempts have been made to evaluate their comparative or combinatorial effectiveness. Dr. Anne Marie Albano, associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry and director of the Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, shares the outcomes of her research comparing cognitive behavioral therapy with medication in treating anxiety disorders in children. Dr. Albano discusses these two forms of therapy, both in isolation and combined, to treat a variety of problems, such as generalized anxiety disorder and social phobias. Dr. Bill Rutenberg hosts.

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