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



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

Cecilia A. Essau (Editor), Thomas H. Ollendick (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-31449-4 November 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 608 Pages


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

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

"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)