Neurally Targeted Cognitive Training to Augment CBT Outcomes in Pediatric Anxiety

2019-11-13 17:56:43 | BioPortfolio


This study will assign eighteen participants with anxiety to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with computerized cognitive training (CCT). In addition, the study will have a control group and enroll thirty-six age- and gender-matched anxious children assigned to CBT.

The hypothesis of this trial is that CCT with CBT will further increase task control network (TCN) activation and connectivity.

Both groups will have one CBT therapy session each week for 12 weeks. However, for participants in the CCT arm plus CBT they will also receive up to 4 weeks of at home CCT to complete during the first four weeks of therapy for approximately 30 minutes 4 days per week, as well as receive CCT in person prior to each CBT.

Each group will also have pre and post therapy functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). and be asked to complete questionnaires throughout the study, as well as have the participant and the parent complete anxiety severity interviews and questionnaires after the treatment.

Study Design


Anxiety Disorders


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), computerized cognitive training (CCT)


Not yet recruiting


University of Michigan

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