Social Phobia in Children
Lynne SweeneyandRonald M. Rapee
TREATMENTS OF BROAD-BASED ANXIETY
TREATMENT OF SOCIAL PHOBIA
Group Treatment: Uncontrolled Studies
Group Treatment: Controlled Studies
EARLY INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
Research into the psychological treatment of children with social phobia has received limited attention to date. Only a handful of studies have examined interventions designed specifically for the child or adolescent with social phobia. Epidemiological research has reported significant numbers of children suffering from social fears, while other research has shown that social anxiety and/or phobia in childhood may have detrimental effects on academic, social, and emotional functioning (see Chapter 22 for more details on the nature of social phobia in childhood). In light of this evidence, the development of effective treatment approaches is strongly indicated.
This chapter will review the available behavioural and cognitive-behavioural treatments for children with social phobia. We begin by examining treatments of broad-based anxiety in children where children with social phobia have been included. Next, we review treatment studies designed specifically for children
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Publication information: Book title: International Handbook of Social Anxiety: Concepts, Research, and Interventions Relating to the Self and Shyness. Contributors: W. Ray Crozier - Editor, Lynn E. Alden - Editor. Publisher: Wiley. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 525.
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