Ronald M. Rapee
Macquarie University
PsychologyAnxiety disorderAnxietyClinical psychologySocial psychology
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#1Amy Brown (La Trobe University)
#2Joanna Bennet (La Trobe University)
Last. Jordana K. Bayer (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 23
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This study explored whether temperamentally inhibited children who experience early trauma are vulnerable to developing internalizing problems in the face of later life-stressors. A validated screen for temperamental inhibition was distributed to parents of young children attending preschools in six government regions of Melbourne, Australia. Screening identified 11% of children as inhibited (703 of 6347 screened) and eligible for a prevention study. Participants were 545 parents of inhibited pr...
#1Lauren F. McLellan (Macquarie University)H-Index: 7
#2Maria Kangas (Macquarie University)H-Index: 16
Last. Heidi J. Lyneham (Macquarie University)H-Index: 22
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: This study developed an online diagnostic tool for anxiety disorders in youth, and evaluated its reliability and validity amongst 297 children aged 6-16 years (Mage = 9.34, 46% male). Parents completed the online tool, the Youth Online Diagnostic Assessment (YODA), which is scored either using a fully-automated algorithm, or combined with clinician review. In addition, parents and children completed a clinician-administered diagnostic interview and self-report measures of internalizing and ext...
#1Ronald M. Rapee (Macquarie University)H-Index: 83
#2Therese Shaw (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 20
Last. Tommy CordinH-Index: 1
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Despite the extensive evaluation of school-based interventions for bullying, victimization remains a significant problem in schools. Bullying victimization is significantly predicted by contextual (school-related) factors. As a consequence whole-school programs have been commonly used to prevent and reduce bullying victimization. Evidence also points to individual risk factors (such as emotional distress) in predicting victimization, yet programs to prevent bullying victimization by changing the...
#1Bente Storm Mowatt Haugland (University of Bergen)H-Index: 12
Last. Gro Janne Wergeland (University of Bergen)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Objective We examined the effectiveness of targeted school-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adolescents (12-16 years) with anxiety, and tested whether brief-CBT was non-inferior to standard duration CBT. Method A randomized controlled study of 313 adolescents (mean 14.0 years, SD= 0.84, 84% girls) were recruited through school-health services to 10-weeks CBT group-interventions. Groups of 5-8 adolescents were randomly allocated to brief (5 sessions comprising 5.5 hours) or s...
#1Tina R. Kilburn (Aarhus University Hospital)H-Index: 2
#2Merete Juul Sørensen (Aarhus University Hospital)H-Index: 12
Last. Per Hove Thomsen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 33
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programs adapted to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) effectively reduce anxiety when run in university clinics. Forty-nine children aged 8-14 years participated in a waitlist controlled study in a general child psychiatric hospital setting. Post-treatment 30% of the children were free of their primary anxiety diagnoses and 5% were free of all anxiety diagnoses. No statistically significant difference between the two trial conditions were found on p...
#1Ronald M. Rapee (Macquarie University)H-Index: 83
#2Miriam K. Forbes (Macquarie University)H-Index: 16
Last. Jasmine Fardouly (Macquarie University)H-Index: 12
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Social anxiety is a common mental disorder with an average age of onset in early adolescence. Current theories focus largely on risk factors that are present from early in life, but reasons for ons...
#1Mary Lou Chatterton (Deakin University)H-Index: 15
#2Jordana K. Bayer (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 23
Last. Cathrine Mihalopoulos (Deakin University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Objective A translational trial evaluated the effectiveness of screening for inhibited childhood temperament, followed by a preventive parenting program -Cool Little Kids. This study determined the cost-effectiveness from societal and health sector perspectives using trial data. Method Resources to deliver the screening and parenting sessions were determined from study records. Parents completed a questionnaire reporting resources used at one-year follow-up. Standard Australian unit cos...
#1Suzanne Broeren (Boston Children's Hospital)
#2Jennifer L. Hudson (Macquarie University)H-Index: 39
Last. Ronald M. Rapee (Macquarie University)H-Index: 83
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#1Allison M. Waters (Griffith University)H-Index: 35
#2Ronald M. Rapee (Macquarie University)H-Index: 83
ABSTRACTObjective: Safety behaviors have been found to undermine successful exposure in the treatment of anxiety disorders for both adults and children. Although reliable measures of safety behavio...