Treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2013
© 2013 New York Academy of Sciences.
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume 1304, Childhood Onset Developmental Disorders pages 52–61, November 2013
How to Cite
Rapp, A., Dodds, A., Walkup, J. T. and Rynn, M. (2013), Treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1304: 52–61. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12318
- Issue published online: 26 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2013
- cognitive behavioral therapy;
This article provides a brief review of the current available data concerning present treatment and potential new treatment advances for pediatric anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Disorder-specific treatment methods and innovations, particularly computer-assisted methods of delivery for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) will be reviewed. Additionally, the paper will discuss novel psychopharmacological compounds (e.g., d-cycloserine, riluzole, memantine, and anticonvulsant medications). Available evidence for the efficacy of novel medication strategies in adult studies and implications for their use in pediatrics will be discussed.