Katharina Manassis

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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of group and individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in children with Axis I anxiety disorders. It was hypothesized that certain subgroups would respond preferentially to one modality. METHOD Seventy-eight children aged 8-12 years with diagnosed anxiety disorders were randomly assigned to a 12-week, manual-based(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined (1) the effect of a cognitive-behavioral group intervention on anxiety, depression, and coping strategies in school-age children (aged 7-12 years) with Axis I anxiety disorders; and (2) the effect of parental involvement on treatment outcomes. METHOD Parents and children (N = 62) were randomly assigned to one of three(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare children with comorbid anxiety disorders (ANX) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with children with either pure disorder and normal controls on 2 cognitive measures to elucidate the cognitive basis of this comorbidity. METHOD Four groups of children aged 8 to 12 years (n = 64 total) were assessed: ANX, ADHD, both(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether or not the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) can provide information about parent-child attachment that is comparable to information obtained from the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), a more complex measure of attachment. METHOD One hundred and thirty emotionally and/or behaviourally disturbed(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether family factors are predictive of outcome in children with anxiety disorders who are receiving cognitive-behavioral treatment. METHOD Participants were 61 children aged 8 to 12 years (mean = 10.0, SD = 1.4) with Axis I anxiety disorders who had been referred to a large Toronto children's hospital. Parents and children(More)
We examined anxiety symptoms, anxiety-related impairment, and further treatment in adolescents who received cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for childhood anxiety disorders 6-7 years previously. Forty-three adolescents and their parents (14 boys, 29 girls; mean age 16.7 years) participated in structured telephone interviews. Participants (68% of initial(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether oral language, working memory, and social anxiety differentiate children with selective mutism (SM), children with anxiety disorders (ANX), and normal controls (NCs) and explore predictors of mutism severity. METHOD Children ages 6 to 10 years with SM (n = 44) were compared with children with ANX (n = 28) and NCs (n = 19)(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined adult attachment in mothers diagnosed with anxiety disorders and child-mother attachment in their children. METHOD Eighteen mothers with Axis I anxiety disorders completed the Adult Attachment Interview and standardized questionnaires. These mothers and their preschool children (n = 20) then participated in the Strange(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine which correlates of childhood anxiety disorders are predictive of impaired functioning as judged by clinicians. METHOD Seventy-four families of children with anxiety disorders attending a hospital outpatient clinic completed questionnaires measuring child symptoms of anxiety and depression, maternal psychopathology, maternal ratings(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationship between behavioural inhibition, insecure mother-child attachment and evidence of anxiety in the offspring of mothers with anxiety disorders. METHOD Twenty children aged 18 to 59 months who were born to 18 mothers with diagnosed anxiety disorders were examined for behavioural inhibition (Kagan's measures) and(More)