Fear and anxiety in children and adolescents

Bull Menninger Clin. 1997 Spring;61(2 Suppl A):A4-36.


The author reviews fears and anxiety in children and adolescents. In particular, the nature and prevalence of fears and anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, are described. This is followed by a description of comorbidity and gender differences, and the stability or chronicity of these disorders. Factors believed to contribute to the development of childhood fear and anxiety are outlined, and finally the treatments for these disorders are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anxiety Disorders* / epidemiology
  • Anxiety Disorders* / etiology
  • Anxiety Disorders* / physiopathology
  • Anxiety Disorders* / therapy
  • Child
  • Fear*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sex Factors