The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    The value of CBT in children and adolescence

    Prof. Craig Whittington from the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health in London has reviewed the value of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat children and adolescents with mental health problems.

    First, the details.
    Prof. Whittington and colleagues reanalyzed the results (meta-analyses) from studies of the treatment of children and adolescents.

    Best evidence for success

    • Generalized anxiety disorder
    • Depression
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • Posttraumatic stress disorder

    More limited evidence of suggests

    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • Behavioral problems

    None or insufficient evidence

    • Antisocial behavior
    • Psychotic and related disorders
    • Eating disorders
    • Substance misuse
    • Self-harm behavior

    The bottom line?
    The authors concluded, “Cognitive behavioral therapy has a potentially important role in improving the mental health of children and adolescents.”

    If you don’t have access to this article, go to Medscape for a reprint.

    7/8/08 20:33 JR

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