Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents

Lizel A. Bertie, Gemma Sicouri, Jennifer L. Hudson

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Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent in children and adolescents and are associated with significant impairments across several functional domains. Despite substantial advancements in knowledge and understanding of anxiety disorders in young people, these disorders are still unrecognized and undertreated. This article examines anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence. First, it presents a review of the research on the prevalence, course, symptom presentation, etiology, comorbidity, and impact of anxiety disorders in youth. Next, it describes the most commonly used assessment measures and then describes and reviews the efficacy of evidence-based treatments. The article concludes with a discussion of the key challenges in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive clinical psychology
Subtitle of host publicationcase conceptualization and treatment: children and adolescents
EditorsEric Alan Storch
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128222324
ISBN (Print)9780128186978
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • adolescents
  • anxiety
  • assessment
  • children
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • treatment


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