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Randomised controlled trial.
Single blind (assessors blinded).
Follow up period:
Twelve-week treatment period, plus 12 weeks’ follow up for active treatments.
Community and university research setting in Australia; 1999 to 2003.
267 children aged 6–12 years old, with a principal diagnosis of DSM-IV anxiety disorder (Anxiety Disorders Schedule for DSM-IV, child and parent versions (ADIS-CP)). Children with comorbidities were not excluded unless they were at risk of suicide or needed urgent intervention.
Group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), bibliotherapy, or waiting list. Group CBT: nine two-hour sessions attended by both children and parents over 12 weeks, …
For correspondence: Ronald M Rapee, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia;
Source of funding: Australian Rotary Health Research Fund.
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