The first randomized controlled clinical trial is currently being implemented at Boston University to investigate the efficacy of applying PCIT to the treatment of young children ages 4-8 with separation anxiety disorder
School phobia is commonly a result of separation anxiety disorder
Based on the unstructured interview using the DSM-IV criteria, Colt met the diagnosis for separation anxiety disorder
The prevalence and correlates of adult separation anxiety disorder
in an anxiety clinic.
6-hour sessions daily over the course of a week) have also been tested for pediatric panic disorder (Angelosante, Pincus, Trosper, & Goldstein, 2007) and separation anxiety disorder
(Santucci, Trosper, Bennett, & Ehrenreich, 2007).
The purpose of this study is to describe, and report on the follow-up of, the behavioral treatment by a mother and teacher of a 5-year old child with acute onset school refusal associated with separation anxiety disorder
The study involved 61 children, aged 7-11 years, all of whom had features of separation anxiety disorder
, generalized anxiety disorder, and/or social phobia.
The use of differential reinforcement of other behavior (DRO) and fading of time away from caregivers in an 11-year old boy with Separation Anxiety Disorder
(SAD) is illustrated.
What was striking in the study were the prevalence rates for oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and separation anxiety disorder
(SAD)--both of which were higher than that found in previously published community samples.
The investigators also found significant declines in comorbid disorders among the children, including major depressive disorder, separation anxiety disorder
, and oppositional-defiant disorder.