Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

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Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health problems in childhood and adolescence. This fully revised new edition is an authoritative guide to the understanding and assessment of anxiety disorders in the young. The first section covers historical and conceptual issues, including cognitive and developmental processes, clinical and theoretical models, phenomenology and classification, and evidence-based assessment. Subsequent sections cover the biology of child and adolescent anxiety, and environmental influences including traumatic events, parenting and the impact of the peer group. The final section addresses prevention and treatment of anxiety. All chapters incorporate new advances in the field, explicitly differentiate between children and adolescents, and incorporate a developmental perspective. Written and edited by an international team of leading experts in the field, this is a key text for researchers, practitioners, students and clinical trainees with interests in child and adolescent anxiety.
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  • Electronic book text | 384 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 15 b/w illus. 7 tables
  • 9781139118651

Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Historical and Conceptual Issues: 1. Anxiety and its disorders in children and adolescents in historical perspective Philip D. A. Treffers and Wendy K. Silverman; 2. The clinical phenomenology and classification of child and adolescent anxiety Antonio Castro Fonseca and Sean Perrin; 3. The developmental epidemiology of anxiety disorders: phenomenology, prevalence, and comorbidity E. Jane Costello, Helen L. Egger, William Copeland, Alaattin Erkanli and Adrian Angold; 4. The 'normal' development of fear Peter Muris and Andy Field; 5. Social anxiety disorder: a normal fear gone awry? Caroline L. Bokhorst and P. Michiel Westenberg; 6. Information processing biases in child and adolescent anxiety: a developmental perspective Andy Field, Julie A. Hadwin and Kathryn J. Lester; 7. Adult models of anxiety and their application to children and adolescents Sam Cartwright-Hatton, Shirley Reynolds and Charlotte Wilson; Part II. The Biology of Child and Adolescent Anxiety: 8. The genetic basis of child and adolescent anxiety Alice M. Gregory and Thalia C. Eley; 9. The brain and behavior in childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders Daniel S. Pine; 10. Temperament and anxiety in children and adolescents Christopher J. Lonigan, Beth M. Phillips, Shauna B. Wilson and Nicholas P. Allan; Part III. Environmental Influences on Child and Adolescent Anxiety: 11. The role of learning in the aetiology of child and adolescent fear and anxiety Andy Field and Helena M. Purkis; 12. Traumatic events Patrick Smith, Sean Perrin and William Yule; 13. Child-parent relations: attachment and anxiety disorders Katharina Manassis; 14. Parenting and child anxiety Cathy Creswell, Lynne Murray, James Stacey and Peter Cooper; 15. Peer influences Annette M. La Greca and Ryan R. Landoll; Part IV. Prevention and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Anxiety: 16. Prevention of child and adolescent anxiety disorders Heidi J. Lyneham and Ron M. Rapee; 17. Pharmacological management of childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders Laurel Pelligrino, Courtney Pierce and John T. Walkup; 18. Treatment: an update and recommendations for research and practice Wendy K. Silverman and Luci Motoca; Index.
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'This is an excellent volume in the Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry series ... carefully planned and edited ... this is an important book for educational psychologists who want to know more about helping anxious children and their teachers and parents. It would be an excellent text for shared reading and discussion.' Educational Psychology in Practice 'Behavioural cognitively-oriented theories and clinical research are featured most strongly ... full discussion of well-researched possible temperamental precursors as seen in young children with 'behavioural inhibition' ... good update on post-traumatic stress disorder ... well-informed neuropsychiatry chapter ...' Elena Garraldo, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 'An excellent reference on anxiety disorders in youth, this second edition documents the many advances that have been made in our understanding of and treatment for anxiety in youth. The authors, an impressive and representative sample of experts from across the globe, provide current information and updates from the first edition that appeared 10 years earlier. Even experienced scholars will learn from the coverage of diverse topics including historic and conceptual issues, normal and epidemiological developments, biological forces and environmental factors, and prevention and treatment. The work is well-informed, easy to read, and rich with research and applied suggestions and recommendations.' Philip C. Kendall, Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University '... an excellent and comprehensive book ... even seasoned anxiety researchers will come away learning a significant amount.' Psychological Medicine
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About Wendy K. Silverman

Wendy K. Silverman is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA. Andy Field is Reader in Experimental Psychopathology at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
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