Anxiety disorders in childhood

Carly Johnco, Quincy J. J. Wong, Ronald M. Rapee

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    Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions affecting children. Childhood anxiety disorders often persist into adolescence and adulthood, and are associated with significant impairment in academic, social, and family functioning. This entry reviews the clinical presentation of childhood anxiety, epidemiology, and relevant risk factors for developing anxiety in children. It summarizes methods of assessing anxiety in children, along with the most effective treatment options.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe encyclopedia of child and adolescent development
    Subtitle of host publicationemotion in childhood related disorders, assessment, and treatment
    EditorsStephen Hupp, Jeremy D. Jewell
    Place of PublicationHoboken, N. J.
    PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9781119171492
    ISBN (Print)9781119161899
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


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