Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Cambridge by Wendy K. Silverman, Andy P. Field

By Wendy K. Silverman, Andy P. Field

Anxiousness issues are one of the so much general psychological illnesses in early life and formative years. This absolutely revised re-creation is an authoritative advisor to the knowledge and overview of hysteria problems within the younger. the 1st part covers old and conceptual concerns, together with cognitive and developmental tactics, scientific and theoretical types, phenomenology and type, and evidence-based evaluation. next sections disguise the biology of kid and adolescent nervousness, and environmental affects together with aggravating occasions, parenting and the impression of the peer team. the ultimate part addresses prevention and remedy of hysteria. All chapters comprise new advances within the box, explicitly differentiate among little ones and kids, and include a developmental viewpoint. Written and edited by means of a world workforce of top specialists within the box, this can be a key textual content for researchers, practitioners, scholars and medical trainees with pursuits in baby and adolescent nervousness.

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On the whole psychiatrists prescribed to children the medicines that were in use for adults. , morphine, hyoscamine). Psychiatrists sometimes report their experience with specific medicines in more or less circumscribed groups of patients. But generally the medicines were widely used. So it is not astonishing that Clevenger (1883) in his survey of the etiology of psychiatric disorders in non-adults remarked: “The toxicants, stramonium, opium, chloral, hyoscamus, santonin, and alcohol, produce acute curable disorders” (p.

Maudsley (1895), taking a comparable standpoint, formulated a type of “cognitive hypothesis” about panic attacks: . . children of four or five years, sprung from a very neurotic stock, may have fits of moaning melancholy and apprehensive fears which, but for their neuropathic inheritance, might seem quite out of keeping with their tender age and to be inexplicable aberrations of nature. (Maudsley, 1895, p. 379) In melancholic adolescents, also: . . morbid suspicions and fears ensue: fears and fancies of having done something wrong or of being suspected of wrong-doing, of not being loved by parents, of being disliked and spoken ill of by companions, or being watched and followed in the streets .

They also report an average age of onset of around 8–9 years old. Panic disorder (PD) is mainly characterized by discrete but recurrent periods of intense fear (panic attacks) that are followed by worry about additional attacks. , dizziness, trembling, tachycardia, fear of dying) that may reach a peak within a short period of time. The panic attacks may or may not be associated with situational triggers. , Chapter 3, this volume). Interestingly, some earlier studies did not find any cases of panic disorder in samples from the community (Anderson, Williams, McGee, & Silva, 1987), while others have even questioned its occurrence in children, due to their limited cognitive capacities (see Nelles & Barlow, 1988; Schniering, Hudson, & Rapee, 2000).

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