Current Evidence-Based Management

  • Suneeta MongaEmail author
  • Diane Benoit


This chapter describes intervention and management programs for which empirical evidence is available to treat four- to seven-year-old children with anxiety disorders, excluding the Taming Sneaky Fears program, which is described at length in subsequent chapters. The primary focus of intervention in most of extant treatment studies is on the caregivers of young anxious children and/or dyadic approaches involving the young anxious children and their caregivers. The chapter reports on the somewhat limited empirical evidence supporting these approaches and highlights their strengths and shortcomings. A special emphasis is placed on interventions that focus on the management of selective mutism and social anxiety disorder in four- to seven-year-old children. Finally, the chapter offers suggestions for further empirical exploration.


Evidence-based preschool anxiety treatment Preschool CBT Preschool CBT for anxiety Parent child interaction therapy for anxiety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryHospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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