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.
Part I: Overview of Childhood Anxiety Disorders. An Introduction to Children's Fears. An Introduction to Childhood Anxiety Disorders. Developmental Considerations. Sleep and Anxiety Disorders. Etiological Factors in the Development of Anxiety Disorders. Part II: Anxiety Disorders in Children. Excessive Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Sleep Phobias. Separation Anxiety Disorder. Social Phobia and Selective Mutism. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Trichotillomania. Panic Disorder. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.