El presente artículo analiza la influencia de la terapia cognitivo-conductual en la reducción de la ansiedad en adolescentes. Se llevó a cabo un estudio con adolescentes que presentaban niveles elevados de ansiedad, aplicando un programa de intervención basado en técnicas de la terapia cognitivo-conductual. Los resultados muestran una disminución significativa en los niveles de ansiedad de los participantes, lo que sugiere la eficacia de esta intervención en el tratamiento de la ansiedad en la población adolescente.


**Title:** Influence of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Anxiety Reduction in Adolescents


The present study aims to investigate the impact of cognitive-behavioral therapy in reducing anxiety levels in adolescents. A group of adolescents with high levels of anxiety participated in an intervention program based on cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. The results indicate a significant decrease in anxiety levels among the participants, highlighting the effectiveness of this intervention in treating anxiety in the adolescent population.


Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health issues among adolescents, impacting their daily functioning and overall well-being. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been widely recognized as an effective intervention for anxiety disorders in various age groups. However, there is a need to further examine the specific effects of CBT on anxiety reduction in adolescents, given the unique developmental challenges they face.


In this study, a sample of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years with clinically elevated levels of anxiety was recruited. The participants underwent a 10-week CBT program tailored to address their specific anxiety symptoms. The intervention focused on cognitive restructuring, relaxation techniques, and exposure therapy to help participants manage their anxiety effectively.


The results revealed a significant reduction in anxiety levels among the adolescents who completed the CBT program. Participants reported improvements in coping strategies, reduced avoidance behaviors, and increased self-efficacy in managing anxiety-provoking situations. These findings suggest that CBT is a valuable therapeutic approach for enhancing anxiety outcomes in adolescents.


The findings of this study support the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy in reducing anxiety levels in adolescents. By targeting maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors, CBT equips adolescents with the skills to confront and overcome their anxiety symptoms. Future research should explore long-term outcomes and the generalizability of CBT in diverse adolescent populations.


In conclusion, cognitive-behavioral therapy has demonstrated promise in reducing anxiety levels in adolescents, providing them with the tools to effectively manage their anxiety symptoms. By addressing cognitive distortions and implementing behavior change techniques, CBT offers a comprehensive approach to alleviating anxiety in this vulnerable population. Further research is warranted to explore the sustained effects of CBT on adolescent anxiety over time.

**Keywords:** cognitive-behavioral therapy, anxiety, adolescents, intervention, cognitive restructuring


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