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  • Parent-Delivered CBT May Widen Access to Anxiety Treatment Many children with anxiety disorders are untreated because of the cost of therapy. This study shows that parent-delivered CBT is more cost-effective than therapist-delivered solution-focused brief therapy and is equally effective.
  • Guidelines on Psoriasis Comorbidity Screening in Kids Issued The first guidelines on comorbidity screening in children with psoriasis have been published; the recommendations focus on routine screening and early intervention to minimize health complications.

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