Empirically tested psychotherapies for youth internalizing and externalizing problems and disorders

John R. Weisz, Kristin M. Hawley, Amanda Jensen Doss

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This article is a review of specific psychotherapies that have been supported in clinical trials. Treatments that showed significant effects in studies published over a period of 4 decades were identified, with the goal of complementing the overall picture of treatment benefit provided in narrative reviews and meta-analyses with a detailing of the specific interventions that have shown significant effects. The article focuses on treatments for four broad clusters of problems and disorders that account for a very large proportion of youth mental health referrals: anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity, and conduct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-815
Number of pages87
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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