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Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

  • Book

  • March 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4622008

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders provides a critical, updated and comprehensive overview of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents based on the current state of empirical research. The book provides specific clinical recommendations which integrate new knowledge from neuroscience and innovative delivery formats for interventions. This is the first reference to examine anxiety diagnoses in accordance with the latest edition of the DSM-5, including childhood onset disorders, such as Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Specific Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The book assists clinicians in critically appraising the certainty of the evidence-base and the strength of clinical recommendations.

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Table of Contents

Section I. Foundations 1. Introduction 2. What is anxiety? 3. The genetic basis of child and adolescent anxiety 4. Etiological factors: Basic Neuroscience 5. Etiological factors: Temperament and Personality 6. Etiological factors; Environment

Section II. Disorders 7. Specific phobia 8. Separation Anxiety disorder 9. Panic disorder and Agoraphobia 10. Social Anxiety Disorder: An update on diagnostics; epidemiology; etiology; assessment, treatment; unanswered questions, and future directions 11. Selective Mutism 12. Pediatric Generalized Anxiety Disorder 13. Comorbidity in anxiety disorders

Section III. Interventions 14. Assessment of Pediatric Anxiety 15. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 16. Third-Wave Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for the Treatment of Anxiety Among Children and Adolescents 17. Pharmacologic Treatment of Pediatric Anxiety Disorders 18. New deliveries and technology 19. Dissemination and implementation

Section IV. Special Issues 20. When Children and Adolescents Don't Go to School: Terminology, Technology, and Trends 21. Ethnic and Cultural Considerations 22. Anxiety in Emerging Adulthood: A Developmentally Informed Treatment Model 23. Back to the future: Tracing the footsteps of Mary Cover Jones The treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders


Scott Compton Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Scott N. Compton, PhD, is associate professor at Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and associate professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University. He is director of the program for child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Dr. Compton is an active researcher, scholar, and clinician. He has conducted multiple landmark comparative treatment trials in pediatric populations, and specifically in pediatric anxiety disorders. His publications span a wide range of topics, such as the treatment of anxiety disorders in childhood, cognitive-behavioral therapy, assessment, research methods to name a few. Marianne A. Villabo Akershus University Hospital, Lorenskog, Norway. Marianne A. Villabø, PhD, is a researcher and clinical psychologist at Akershus University Hospital in Norway. She has received extensive training in assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Villabø has conducted multiple clinical trials in the area of pediatric anxiety disorders, both in Norway and USA. She currently holds leadership roles in several studies on interventions for pediatric anxiety disorder in Norway. In addition to her research and publications in the area of pediatric anxiety, she is an accomplished clinician and educator. Hanne Kristensen Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway (RBUP) (Head of Clinical Research, retired). Hanne Kristensen, MD, PhD, is recently retired from her position as head of Clinical Research at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway, but is still affiliated with the Centre. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with more than 30 years of clinical experience. Her research interests have included developmental disorder/delay in childhood anxiety disorders in general and in social anxiety disorder and selective mutism in particular. Dr. Kristensen is one of the leading experts on selective mutism and social anxiety disorder in children. Her group was one of the first to establish an adjusted CBT protocol for children with SM and to show effect in a randomized controlled trial.