Consider Anxiety in Cases of Pediatric Chest Pain. (Two Small Studies)
Finn, Robert, Clinical Psychiatry News
AUSTIN, TEX. -- Children who present with chest pain rarely have cardiac problems and are more likely to have a diagnosable anxiety disorder, Dr. Joshua D. Lipsitz reported at the annual conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
"If you have chest pain as an adult, there is a reasonable suspicion that there might be something wrong with your heart," said Dr. Lipsitz, a clinical psychologist at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. But a pediatric cardiologist of his acquaintance has found only one or two children with genuine heart problems among the hundreds he has evaluated for chest pain.
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Publication information: Article title: Consider Anxiety in Cases of Pediatric Chest Pain. (Two Small Studies). Contributors: Finn, Robert - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 30. Issue: 6 Publication date: June 2002. Page number: 20. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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