8. Anxiety Disorders

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Geraldine S. Pearson and
  2. Kathleen Kenney-Riley

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch8

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Pearson, G. S. and Kenney-Riley, K. (2012) Anxiety Disorders, in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660



  • Anxiety disorders;
  • Assessment of anxiety;
  • Benzodiazepines;
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT);
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD);
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD);
  • Separation anxiety disorder (SAD);
  • Social phobia and panic disorder


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Normative Anxiety as Part of Development

  • Epidemiology and Prevalence of Anxiety Disorders

  • Genetics and Environmental Risk Factors

  • Role of Trauma in the Development of Anxiety

  • Types and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

  • Assessment of Anxiety

  • Comorbidities of Anxiety Disorder with Other Psychiatric Disorders

  • Models of Treatment

  • Case Exemplar

  • Integration with Primary Care and Referral

  • Management of Anxiety Disorders and Implications for Practice, Research, and Education

  • Summary

  • Resources for Practitioners and Families

  • References