Anxiety in Children and Adolescents (January/February)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2019 | Volume: 10 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

For our 2019 issue on anxiety, we spoke with Dr. Moira Rynn at Duke about the concept of anxiety as a pervasive symptom that cuts across diagnostic categories. We are focused on anxiety as a target symptom that happens every day, but what are the data for medication treatment?

In This Issue

Article

Note From the Editor-in-Chief

For our 2019 issue on anxiety, we spoke with Dr. Moira Rynn at Duke about the concept of anxiety as a pervasive symptom that cuts across diagnostic categories. We are focused on anxiety as a target symptom that happens every day, but what are the data for medication treatment?

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Expert Q&A

What to Do About School Refusal? A Conversation With Two Experts

Topics: Child Psychiatry | School Refusal

School refusal is a common problem, affecting up to 5% of schoolchildren. Even so, there are few clear guidelines on how to manage this problem. After seeing their article on the subject, we were able to talk with a child psychiatrist and a clinical child psychologist who focus a significant portion of their work on treating school refusal.

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Expert Q&A

Anxiety Everywhere: Grappling With a Pervasive Symptom

Topics: Anxiety | Child Psychiatry

Dr. Moira Rynn has been doing clinical research examining new medications for children with anxiety disorders. Her passion is working with children who have failed first-line, evidence-based treatments. How do we help these children? What are our options?

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Article

Wilderness Therapy: Dangerous Waste of Money or an Effective Therapeutic Intervention?

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Wilderness Therapy Programs

Wilderness therapy programs, aka “outdoor behavioral health programs,” purport to offer structured outdoor experiences for adolescents or adults that lead to psychological shifts and better functioning. Programs vary in length from a few days to months, although 30–90 days is common.

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Research Update

How Effective Are Medications for Pediatric Anxiety?

Topics: Anxiety | Research Update

Antidepressants are part of the first-line treatment for severe childhood anxiety disorders when removal of stressors and psychotherapy are not enough, but are all antidepressants created equal in this situation?

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Research Update

Suicide Rates in College Students

Topics: Research Update

Adolescence is a time of high risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB), and rates are rising. In those ages 15–29, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally. A recent article published some interesting survey data, giving us a clearer picture of how common STB is and what some of the causes are.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, January/February 2019

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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