An Annotated Bibliography of Evidence for Diagnostic-Specific Psychosocial and Psychopharmacological Interventions

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This chapter presents the evidence base for clinic and school-based interventions for four common childhood disorders or related symptom patterns: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depressive disorder (MDD), disruptive behavior disorders, and anxiety disorders and related symptoms. It shows that within the existing base for each disorder, psychosocial interventions include an array of behavioral approaches. The psychopharmacology evidence base is strongest for ADHD, weaker for other disorders, and virtually nonexistent for anxiety disorders. Adjunctive studies examining a combination of psychosocial and psychopharmacological interventions were rare, with the largest and most sophisticated one for ADHD.

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Cited Authors

  • Burns, BJ; Compton, SN; Egger, HL; Fanner, EMZ; Robertson, EB

Published Date

  • January 1, 2009

Book Title

  • Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780195134575

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0011

Citation Source

  • Scopus