anxiety disorders

Expert Q&A

Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children: The New AACAP Clinical Practice Guideline

Topics: anxiety disorders | CBT | Clinical Practice Guidelines | Generalized Anxiety Disorder | Panic Disorder | School Phobia | Separation Anxiety | SNRIs | Social Anxiety | Specific Phobia | SSRIs

CCPR: Welcome, Dr. Abright. Tell us how the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) created the Clinical Practice Guideline on the Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Walter HJ et al, J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2020;59(10):1107–1124).Dr. Abright: The AACAP Committee on Quality Issues (

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Research Update

A Novel Treatment for Dramatic-Onset Autoimmune OCD or Severe Food ­Restriction?

Topics: anxiety disorders | compulsions | eating restriction | extended dosing | IV immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG) | obsessions | oppositional behavior | Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) | Pediatric Autoimmune Neurologic Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) | tics | urinary difficulties

REVIEW OF: Melamed I et al, J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2021;31(2):118–128. Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) is defined by dramatic, abrupt onset of obsessions, compulsions, and/or eating restrictions along with two neuropsychiatric symptoms, most commonly tics, anxiety disorders, urinary difficulties, and oppositional beh

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