Anxiety Disorders (April)

Date of Issue: 04/01/2015 | Volume: 6 | Number: 3

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

This issue covers the latest range of treatments currently used to treat anxiety in children and adolescents. It also provides clinicians with the most recent information on the negative effects of energy drinks.

In This Issue


Energy Drinks and Kids: What Child Psychiatrists Should Know

Topics: Child Psychiatry

Kids are not immune to either the positives or the negatives of caffeine intake. As the energy drink industry has exploded, we are learning more about the effects of caffeine and other legal stimulants on kids, and the information is enough to make any child psychiatrist positively jittery.

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Expert Q&A

Kids and Anxiety Disorders

Topics: Anxiety Disorder | Child Psychiatry | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | OCD | Practice Tools and Tips

Get some practical advice on how child psychiatrists can use therapy to help kids with anxiety disorders, in an interview with Robin Zasio, PsyD, LCSW, owner and director of The Anxiety Treatment Center in Sacramento, CA.

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Research Update

OCD in Kids: CBT, SSRIs, Then What?

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Free Articles | OCD | Research Updates

When kids come to us with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), we know that first-line treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). But then what? What about the kids who don’t respond to CBT or SSRIs? This research update discusses studies measures, treatments and medications for to take to help your younger OCD patients.

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News of Note

Saphris Approved for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder—What Do the Data Show?

Topics: Antipsychotics | Bipolar Disorder | Child Psychiatry | News of Note

In March 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Actavis’ asenapine (Saphris) for the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder in kids between 10 and 17 years.

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