Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: a review of the past 10 years

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1996 Sep;35(9):1110-9. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199609000-00008.

Abstract

Objective: To critically review the research on anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, focusing on new developments in the past 10 years.

Method: This review includes recent articles which contribute to the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of childhood anxiety disorders.

Results: Information was organized into a developmental framework. Anxiety disorders research has shown steady progress.

Conclusions: More research is needed, particularly in the areas of neurobiological basis of anxiety disorders, longitudinal studies, and treatment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age of Onset
  • Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic / therapeutic use
  • Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis
  • Anxiety Disorders / drug therapy
  • Anxiety Disorders / psychology*
  • Anxiety, Separation / diagnosis
  • Anxiety, Separation / psychology
  • Catecholamines / urine
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / analysis
  • Infant
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Mutism / diagnosis
  • Mutism / psychology
  • Object Attachment
  • Phobic Disorders / diagnosis
  • Phobic Disorders / psychology
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Saliva / chemistry
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
  • Catecholamines
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
  • Hydrocortisone