Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

1st Edition - March 28, 2019

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  • Editors: Scott Compton, Marianne Villabo, Hanne Kristensen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128130056
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128130049

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Pediatric Anxiety Disorders provides a critical, updated and comprehensive overview of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents based on the current state of empirical research. The book provides specific clinical recommendations which integrate new knowledge from neuroscience and innovative delivery formats for interventions. This is the first reference to examine anxiety diagnoses in accordance with the latest edition of the DSM-5, including childhood onset disorders, such as Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Specific Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The book assists clinicians in critically appraising the certainty of the evidence-base and the strength of clinical recommendations.

Key Features

  • Uses the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5
  • Includes the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach in assessing guideline development
  • Focuses on advances in etiology, assessment and treatment
  • Presents new advances in our understanding of the brain behind fear and anxiety
  • Uses a stepped care approach to treatment


Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers; Researchers studying youth anxiety disorders; Graduate students of applied psychology, psychiatry and allied professions

Table of Contents

  • Section I. Foundations
    1. Introduction
    2. What is anxiety?
    3. The genetic basis of child and adolescent anxiety
    4. Etiological factors: Basic neuroscience
    5. Etiological factors: Temperament and personality
    6. Etiological factors; environment

    Section II. Disorders
    7. Specific phobia
    8. Separation Anxiety disorder
    9. Panic disorder and agoraphobia
    10. Social anxiety disorder: An update on diagnostics; epidemiology; etiology; assessment, treatment; unanswered questions, and future directions
    11. Selective mutism
    12. Pediatric generalized anxiety disorder
    13. Comorbidity in anxiety disorders

    Section III. Interventions
    14. Assessment of pediatric anxiety
    15. Cognitive-behavioral therapy
    16. Third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies for the treatment of anxiety among children and adolescents
    17. Pharmacologic treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders
    18. New deliveries and technology
    19. Dissemination and implementation

    Section IV. Special Issues
    20. When children and adolescents don't go to school: Terminology, technology, and trends
    21. Ethnic and cultural considerations
    22. Anxiety in emerging adulthood: A developmentally informed treatment model
    23. Back to the future: Tracing the footsteps of Mary Cover Jones – The treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders


Product details

  • No. of pages: 570
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: March 28, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128130056
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128130049

About the Editors

Scott Compton

Scott Compton
Scott N. Compton, PhD, is associate professor at Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and associate professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University. He is director of the program for child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Dr. Compton is an active researcher, scholar, and clinician. He has conducted multiple landmark comparative treatment trials in pediatric populations, and specifically in pediatric anxiety disorders. His publications span a wide range of topics, such as the treatment of anxiety disorders in childhood, cognitive-behavioral therapy, assessment, research methods to name a few.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Marianne Villabo

Marianne Villabo
Marianne A. Villabø, PhD, is a researcher and clinical psychologist at Akershus University Hospital in Norway. She has received extensive training in assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Villabø has conducted multiple clinical trials in the area of pediatric anxiety disorders, both in Norway and USA. She currently holds leadership roles in several studies on interventions for pediatric anxiety disorder in Norway. In addition to her research and publications in the area of pediatric anxiety, she is an accomplished clinician and educator.

Affiliations and Expertise

Akershus University Hospital, Lorenskog, Norway

Hanne Kristensen

Hanne Kristensen
Hanne Kristensen, MD, PhD, is recently retired from her position as head of Clinical Research at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway, but is still affiliated with the Centre. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with more than 30 years of clinical experience. Her research interests have included developmental disorder/delay in childhood anxiety disorders in general and in social anxiety disorder and selective mutism in particular. Dr. Kristensen is one of the leading experts on selective mutism and social anxiety disorder in children. Her group was one of the first to establish an adjusted CBT protocol for children with SM and to show effect in a randomized controlled trial.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway (RBUP) (Head of Clinical Research, retired)

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  • Raghuram P. Sun Feb 16 2020

    Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

    Excellent book, very up to date, and comprehensive.