Child Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Research and Treatment, 2nd Edition

Child Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Research and Treatment, 2nd Edition

Child Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Research and Treatment, 2nd Edition

Child Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Research and Treatment, 2nd Edition

Synopsis

Childhood anxiety disorders represent one of the most common psychological disorders found among the general population. They can be serious, distressful, and functionally impairing, so much so that there has been an explosion of interest in their treatment, primarily from pharmacological and cognitive-behavioral perspectives.
Addressing these perspectives is the Second Edition of Child Anxiety Disorders. Beidel and Alfano pay close attention to new pharmacological and psychological interventions as well as multi-center trials that compare single and combined treatment modalities. Additionally, they include new case studies, sections on stability of childhood fears and the longitudinal course of anxiety disorders, and a new chapter on sleep and anxiety disorders. Written on the cusp of newly published information and studies, Child Anxiety Disorders is relevant, informative, and indispensible.

Excerpt

It is now recognized that childhood anxiety disorders are among the most common psychological disorders in the United States. These debilitating disorders continue to have an impact on the lives of many children and result in both short- and long-term impairments. Research aimed at understanding their manifestations continues to emerge, and since the publication of the first edition of this book, many efficacious treatment programs have been developed. However, this literature often does not make its way into the hands of the health and mental health professionals, who every day attempt to manage and treat children with these conditions.

Over the years, we have provided many workshops on treating childhood anxiety disorders, and we often are asked for clinical materials (e.g., treatment plans, treatment manuals, sample fear hierarchies, selfmonitoring forms) that we use in our clinical practice and in our ongoing treatment protocols. Thus, in this book, we discuss the research results of many investigators and describe our clinical experience in treating children with anxiety disorders. We hope that by including these clinical materials we can make more vivid the scientific descriptions and illustrate the range, severity, and functional impairment that childhood anxiety disorders can impart. In addition, we hope that these clinical materials illustrate the creative process of fitting appropriate treatments to individual cases, the necessity for understanding the nature of these conditions and how they affect youth who are afflicted, and the need for an understanding of the scientific literature. Indeed, it is unlikely, in our view, that childhood anxiety disorders can be effectively and appropriately treated if any of these components are missing. Hence, one objective was to discuss the material presented in such a manner that this would be unabashedly clear. We trust we were successful in this regard.

Because fears are so common in children, we felt that it was important that this book include not only anxiety disorders but also the developmental background necessary to place childhood anxiety disorders in their proper context. Therefore, we have divided this book into two parts. Part I, consisting of the first five chapters, provides an overview . . .

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.