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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety

ISBN: 978-0-470-66735-4
604 pages
January 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety presents a collection of readings from leading experts that reveal the most effective evidence-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Features expertise of the foremost scientist-practitioners in the field of child and adolescent anxiety
  • Includes state-of-the art information on psychological interventions from each author
  • Written in a clear and easy-to-follow manner for a wide audience
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Table of Contents

About the Editors ix

List of Contributors xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Section I

1 Classification of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents 1
Cecilia A. Essau, Beatriz Olaya, and Thomas H. Ollendick

2 Epidemiology, Comorbidity and Mental Health Services Utilization 23
Cecilia A. Essau and Jheanell Gabbidon

3 Course and Outcome of Child and Adolescent Anxiety 43
Laura D. Seligman and Jessica L. Gahr

Section II

4 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Child and Adolescent Anxiety 69
Helena M.S. Zavos, Thalia C. Eley, and Alice M. Gregory

5 Neurobiology of Paediatric Anxiety 89
Jasper B. Zantvoord, Ramon J.L. Lindauer, Mirte J. Bakker, and Frits Boer

6 Interpersonal and Social Factors in the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders 117
Thomas H. Ollendick and Shin-ichi Ishikawa

7 Information Processing Biases 141
Peter Muris and Andy Field

8 Cultural Factors and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Treatment 157
Cecilia A. Essau, Xenia Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, Constantina Demetriou, and Katere Pourseied

Section III

9 Evidence-Based Assessment and Case Formulation for Childhood Anxiety Disorders 177
Bryce D. McLeod, Amanda Jensen-Doss, Emily Wheat, and Emily M. Becker

10 Empirically Supported Psychosocial Treatments 207
Katharina Manassis

11 Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents 229
Boris Birmaher and Dara Sakolsky

12 Cool Teens: A Computerized Intervention for Anxious Adolescents 249
Viviana M. Wuthrich, Michael J. Cunningham, and Ronald M. Rapee

13 Bibliotherapy for Anxious and Phobic Youth 275
Mary Coffman, Frank Andrasik, and Thomas H. Ollendick

Section IV

14 Separation Anxiety Disorder 301
Silvia Schneider and Kristen L. Lavallee

15 Social Anxiety Disorder 335
Deborah C. Beidel, Candice A. Alfano, and Brian E. Bunnell

16 Specific Phobias 353
Maria J. W. Cowart and Thomas H. Ollendick

17 Generalized Anxiety Disorder 369
Kendra L. Read, Chiaying Wei, Courtney L. Benjamin, Matthew P. Mychailyszyn, and Philip C. Kendall

18 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 393
Phoebe S. Moore, Martin E. Franklin, Jennifer Freeman, and John March

19 Panic Disorder 423
Alexander H. Queen and Jill Ehrenreich-May

20 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 451
William Yule, Patrick Smith, Sean Perrin, and David M. Clark

21 School Refusal 471
David A. Heyne and Floor M. Sauter

Section V

22 Anxiety Prevention in School Children and Adolescents: The FRIENDS Program 519
Cristina Akiko Iizuka, Paula Barrett, and Kate Morris

23 Prevention of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Autism and Asperger Syndrome 545
Tony Attwood and Kate Sofronoff

24 CBT Intervention for Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Williams Syndrome 559
Cecilia A. Essau and Elena Longhi

Index 575

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Author Information

Cecilia A. Essau is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Director of the Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CARACAW) at Roehampton University. She has published more than 150 articles in either peer-reviewed journals or book chapters in edited volumes, and 12 books.

Thomas H. Ollendick is University Distinguished Professor in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. He is the author or co-author of over 300 research publications, 75 book chapters, and 25 books.

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"An extensive background to anxiety disorders in children is covered; it is rich in detail and evidence-based. Issues of epidemiology, classification and outcome predictors are addressed, along with the impact of comorbid disorders on the treatment and assessment of anxiety disorders. The authors provide a well-balanced discussion of factors related to elevated anxiety and the associated implications of these factors for treatment. This book is a great resource for the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, with helpful, practical recommendations presented for treating children with anxiety disorders.” (Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1 September 2013)

“As a clinician, practitioner and research supervisor, this book is a valuable source of evidence-based information that can be used in both clinical and research settings. It is a comprehensive source of treatment and interventions for mental health professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists and anyone working with children and adolescents. I would highly recommend this book to those who have an interest in or work with children and adolescence.”  (BPS South Western Branch Review, 1 August 2013)

This authoritative handbook edited by Essau and Ollendick is THE state-of-the-art review and summary of evidence-based treatment and prevention approaches for various anxiety-related disorders in children and adolescents. Important and useful feature include the focus on the etiological and theoretical frameworks useful for understanding these disorders, provision of treatment goals and methods for different disorders, inclusion of very helpful session-by-session examples of some programs, and suggestions of exciting emerging approaches (one-session treatments; virtual reality; computer-based treatments). The Handbook will be an invaluable text for developmental psychopathology and child intervention courses, and for practitioners who want to remain abreast of current work in the field.—John E. Lochman, PhD, ABPP; The University of Alabama

Essau and Ollendick have successfully accomplished the enormous task of presenting all one needs to know about anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Remarkably, in this single volume -- a full and comprehensive account of cutting edge research and clinical strategies. Kudos to the editors, kudos to the contributors, and especially, kudos to the children and adolescents who will ultimately benefit from the enhanced knowledge this volume so ably disseminates to the reader.—Wendy Silverman, Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences and Director of Child and Family Psychosocial Research Center at Florida State University, Miami

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