Anxiety disorders in children

Author(s):
Professor Ronald Rapee

Duration:
13 minutes

Credits:
0.5

Published:
May 2008

CPD domain:
Clinical

Type:
Podcast

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Approximately one in ten children suffer from anxiety disorders, and in this podcast Professor Ronald Rapee gives a broad overview of the different kinds of anxiety disorders common in children. He also discusses how anxiety disorders in children compare with those in adults, and highlights the nature of findings from epidemiological studies. He talks about some of the steps in diagnosis, and the aetiology behind anxiety disorders, including genetic and behavioural factors. Treatment is also touched on as well as some of the pitfalls to beware of when diagnosing and treating anxiety in children.

 

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