The Effects Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy On Improving Anxiety Symptoms, Behavioral Problems And Parenting Stress

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Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Improving Anxiety Symptoms, Behavioral Problems and Parenting Stress in Taiwanese Children with Anxiety Disorders and Their Mothers This study sought to explore whether or not individual cognitive behavioral therapy showed any improvements in Taiwanese children who were diagnosed with anxiety. Furthermore, to indicate if cognitive behavioral therapy improved their symptoms, helped with any behavioral issues, and aided to alleviate any parental stress felt by their mothers (Yen et al., 2013). It is relevant that studies have indicated that children who have anxiety disorders likely affect their self-esteem, social relationships and grades (Yen et al., 2013) (Klein, 1989). The children who took part in this study participated in the Coping Cat program, which is a cognitive behavioral therapy program developed for children who are diagnosed with generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, and social phobia (Yen et al., 2013) (Kendall, & Hedtke, 2006). The results reveal that cognitive behavioral therapy did result in improvements on the physical and social anxiety scales, and overall anxiety symptoms (Yen et al., 2013). Essentially, indicating that CBT has the potential to improve anxiety symptoms in both the child and the mother (Yen et al., 2013). Although this study showed positive results in the treatment of children’s behavioral problems, it seems as though attempting to identify the children’s issues, in conjunction with

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