Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Research, Assessment and Intervention

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Wendy K. Silverman, Philip D. A. Treffers
Cambridge University Press, 2001 - Medical - 402 pages
Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health problems in childhood. In this timely book, an international team of psychiatrists and psychologists review the most recent theoretical and empirical developments in the field and indicate how these may inform researchers and clinicians. Following a historical introduction, chapters review conceptual and management issues, including cognitive, neurobiological, learning, and developmental processes, and peer group and family influences. Chapters include discussions on phenomenology, classification, assessment, clinical course, intervention, and outcome, as well as pharmacological and psychosocial treatment approaches. This text is an authoritative guide to the understanding and assessment of anxiety disorders in the young, and will appeal to clinicians, researchers, and to all mental health professionals involved with this age group.

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Contents

Anxiety and its disorders in children and adolescents before the twentieth century
1
Affective and cognitive processes and the development and maintenance of anxiety and its disorders
23
Behavioural inhibition and the development of childhood anxiety disorders
45
Psychosocial developmental theory in relation to anxiety and its disorders
72
Neuropsychiatry of paediatric anxiety disorders
90
Clinical phenomenology classification and assessment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents
126
Friends or foes? Peer influences on anxiety among children and adolescents
159
Conditioning models of childhood anxiety
187
Family and genetic influences is anxiety all in the family?
235
Childparent relations attachment and anxiety disorders
255
Community and epidemiological aspects of anxiety disorders in children
273
Onset course and outcome for anxiety disorders in children
293
Psychosocial interventions for anxiety disorders in children status and future directions
313
Pharmacological treatment of paediatric anxiety
335
Prevention of anxiety disorders the case of posttraumatic stress disorder
368
Index
393

Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress disorder
212

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