The Wiley–Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety. Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks

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  • 604 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health problems in children and adolescents. If symptoms are left untreated, these problems can persist into adulthood and put a child at risk for the development of a variety of mental disorders. In response to the growing awareness of the significance of the problem associated with anxiety in children and adolescents, various intervention programs targeted at this age group have been developed in recent years.Wiley–Blackwell Handbook of the Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety presents a collection of readings from leading experts that detail the most effective evidence–based interventions for the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Readings in initial chapters focus on issues relating to epidemiology, comorbidity, course, and risk and protective factors. These are followed by evidence–based interventions for all major types of DSM–IV and DSM–V recognized anxiety disorders, including separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and PTSD. A final selection of readings addresses pharmacotherapy, prevention programs, and directions for future research.

Comprehensive and authoritative, Handbook of the Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety is an essential single–volume resource for state–of–the–art information on effective treatments for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

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About the Editors ix

List of Contributors xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Section I

1 Classification of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents 1Cecilia A. Essau, Beatriz Olaya, and Thomas H. Ollendick

2 Epidemiology, Comorbidity and Mental Health Services Utilization 23Cecilia A. Essau and Jheanell Gabbidon

3 Course and Outcome of Child and Adolescent Anxiety 43Laura D. Seligman and Jessica L. Gahr

Section II

4 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Child and Adolescent Anxiety 69Helena M.S. Zavos, Thalia C. Eley, and Alice M. Gregory

5 Neurobiology of Paediatric Anxiety 89Jasper B. Zantvoord, Ramon J.L. Lindauer, Mirte J. Bakker, and Frits Boer

6 Interpersonal and Social Factors in the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders 117Thomas H. Ollendick and Shin–ichi Ishikawa

7 Information Processing Biases 141Peter Muris and Andy Field

8 Cultural Factors and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Treatment 157Cecilia A. Essau, Xenia Anastassiou–Hadjicharalambous, Constantina Demetriou, and Katere Pourseied

Section III

9 Evidence–Based Assessment and Case Formulation for Childhood Anxiety Disorders 177Bryce D. McLeod, Amanda Jensen–Doss, Emily Wheat, and Emily M. Becker

10 Empirically Supported Psychosocial Treatments 207Katharina Manassis

11 Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents 229Boris Birmaher and Dara Sakolsky

12 Cool Teens: A Computerized Intervention for Anxious Adolescents 249Viviana M. Wuthrich, Michael J. Cunningham, and Ronald M. Rapee

13 Bibliotherapy for Anxious and Phobic Youth 275Mary Coffman, Frank Andrasik, and Thomas H. Ollendick

Section IV

14 Separation Anxiety Disorder 301Silvia Schneider and Kristen L. Lavallee

15 Social Anxiety Disorder 335Deborah C. Beidel, Candice A. Alfano, and Brian E. Bunnell

16 Specific Phobias 353Maria J. W. Cowart and Thomas H. Ollendick

17 Generalized Anxiety Disorder 369Kendra L. Read, Chiaying Wei, Courtney L. Benjamin, Matthew P. Mychailyszyn, and Philip C. Kendall

18 Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder 393Phoebe S. Moore, Martin E. Franklin, Jennifer Freeman, and John March

19 Panic Disorder 423Alexander H. Queen and Jill Ehrenreich–May

20 Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder 451William Yule, Patrick Smith, Sean Perrin, and David M. Clark

21 School Refusal 471David A. Heyne and Floor M. Sauter

Section V

22 Anxiety Prevention in School Children and Adolescents: The FRIENDS Program 519Cristina Akiko Iizuka, Paula Barrett, and Kate Morris

23 Prevention of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Autism and Asperger Syndrome 545Tony Attwood and Kate Sofronoff

24 CBT Intervention for Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Williams Syndrome 559Cecilia A. Essau and Elena Longhi

Index 575

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"An extensive background to anxiety disorders in children is covered; it is rich in detail and evidence–based. Issues of epidemiology, classification and outcome predictors are addressed, along with the impact of comorbid disorders on the treatment and assessment of anxiety disorders. The authors provide a well–balanced discussion of factors related to elevated anxiety and the associated implications of these factors for treatment. This book is a great resource for the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, with helpful, practical recommendations presented for treating children with anxiety disorders. (Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1 September 2013)

As a clinician, practitioner and research supervisor, this book is a valuable source of evidence–based information that can be used in both clinical and research settings. It is a comprehensive source of treatment and interventions for mental health professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists and anyone working with children and adolescents. I would highly recommend this book to those who have an interest in or work with children and adolescence.   (BPS South Western Branch Review, 1 August 2013)

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