Efficacy of a brief school-based program for selective prevention of childhood anxiety.

@article{Balle2010EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of a brief school-based program for selective prevention of childhood anxiety.},
  author={Maria Balle and Miquel Tortella-Feliu},
  journal={Anxiety, stress, and coping},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={71-85}
}
Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is recognized as an early risk factor for the development of anxiety disorders. This study evaluates whether a brief school-based selective prevention program reduces AS and anxious and depressive symptoms in children and youth. Participants scoring high in AS but without any current psychopathological disorder were selected from a sample of 613 individuals (61% female, 11-17 years old) and randomly assigned to the prevention program (n=47) or to a waiting-list control… CONTINUE READING

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