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From The CriticsReviewer: Tammy Yuen, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is comprehensive review of different anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, their etiologies and potential treatments.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to help clinicians learn about the etiology, assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders.
Audience: This book is targeted towards psychiatrists and psychologists who specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents. It is also appropriate for students and trainees in this field.
Features: This book addresses all anxiety disorders affecting children and adolescents. It describes the findings of many studies and provides discussion of other relevant literature. It is very valuable as an evidence-based book. The book contains three parts. The first part provides background on child and adolescent anxiety disorders, focusing on the neurobiology, social development, and genetics. The second part discusses each of the specific types of disorders and provides the history, etiology and treatment of each. The third part talks about the various types of treatments in detail, including psychotherapy, pharmacological treatment, and preventive treatment.
Assessment: This book contains many details, examples and references which lend it credibility. It is evidence-based, which is particularly helpful because that is certainly where medicine is trending today. The second edition has added a chapter on prevention studies, which was lacking in the first edition. This chapter on prevention studies was very important because it stresses the significance of being able to take proactive measures to avert the appearance and effect of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.