‘Cognitive bias modification of interpretations for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis’
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances
Evidence suggests that cognitive bias modification of interpretations (CBM-I) is effective in modifying interpretation biases and has a small effect on reducing anxiety in children and adolescents. However, most evidence to date is based on studies which report anxiety or general distress using ad-hoc Likert-type or Visual Analogue Scales, which are useful but do not reliably index symptoms of clinical importance. This meta-analysis aimed to establish the effects of CBM-I for children and adolescents on both anxiety and depression using psychometrically validated symptom measures, as well as state negative affect and negative and positive interpretation bias.
Authors: Gemma Sicouri, Emily K. Daniel, Michael J. Spoelma, Elske Salemink, Emma A. McDermott, Jennifer L. Hudson
First published: 16 November 2023
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