Obsessive-compulsive and tic-related disorders

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2012 Jul;21(3):555-71. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2012.05.008. Epub 2012 Jun 16.


This article presents an overview of the existing, as well as newly developed, cognitive behavior therapy methods for treating the child anxiety triad (separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobia). For each disorder of the triad, the authors review diagnostic criteria, clinical presentation, disorder-specific treatment methods and innovations, and future directions for research.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age of Onset
  • Child
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / methods*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Implosive Therapy / methods
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / complications
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / epidemiology
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / therapy*
  • Prevalence
  • Tic Disorders / complications
  • Tic Disorders / epidemiology
  • Tic Disorders / therapy*