Journal article

Managing Anxiety in Children With ADHD Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Emma Sciberras, Melissa Mulraney, Vicki Anderson, Ronald M Rapee, Jan M Nicholson, Daryl Efron, Katherine Lee, Zoe Markopoulos, Harriet Hiscock



OBJECTIVE: This pilot randomized controlled trial examined the acceptability and feasibility of a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for children with ADHD and anxiety, and provided preliminary information on child and family outcomes. METHOD: Children with ADHD and anxiety (8-12 years) were randomized to receive an adapted version of the Cool Kids CBT program or usual clinical care. Key outcomes included feasibility and acceptability of the intervention (participant enrollment, drop-out, intervention session attendance), remission of anxiety assessed via diagnostic interview, ADHD symptom severity, quality of life (QoL), and parent mental health. RESULTS: Twelve children partic..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship in Population Health

Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Award

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was funded by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) and the Besen Family Trust. Dr. Sciberras is funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship in Population Health 1037159 (2012-2015). Dr. Efron is funded by a MCRI Career Development Award. Professor Anderson is funded by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship 607333 (2010-2014). Professor Nicholson is funded through the Roberta Holmes Chair for the Transition to Contemporary Parenthood Program. Associate Professor Hiscock's position is funded by an NHMRC Career Development Award (No. 607351). This research was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program to the MCRI.