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Anxiety Management

Description of the Strategy

Anxiety management training (AMT) is a form of coping skills training that teaches applied relaxation as a means of anxiety control. AMT was first designed for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder in adults and has been conceptualized as a treatment for any problem in which anxiety plays a central role. Although AMT was initially developed for adults, researchers have also suggested a modified set of AMT procedures for children. AMT alone does not appear to be the current treatment of choice for childhood anxiety disorders; however, components of AMT seem to be incorporated into a number of well-accepted treatment protocols for childhood anxiety.

In AMT, clients are taught to identify and respond to both physiological and cognitive signals ...

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