Threat-related selective attention predicts treatment success in childhood anxiety disorders.

@article{Legerstee2009ThreatrelatedSA,
  title={Threat-related selective attention predicts treatment success in childhood anxiety disorders.},
  author={Jeroen S Legerstee and Joke H. M. Tulen and Victor L. Kallen and Gwen C. Dieleman and Philip D. A. Treffers and Frank C. Verhulst and Elisabeth M. W. J. Utens},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={196-205}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study examined whether threat-related selective attention was predictive of treatment success in children with anxiety disorders and whether age moderated this association. Specific components of selective attention were examined in treatment responders and nonresponders. METHOD Participants consisted of 131 children with anxiety disorders (aged 8-16 years), who received standardized cognitive-behavioral therapy. At pretreatment, a pictorial dot-probe task was… CONTINUE READING