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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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Is Paxil the Best SSRI for Anxiety?

Topics: Antidepressants | Anxiety | Anxiety Disorder | Generalized Anxiety Disorder | Panic Disorder | Pharmaceutical Industry | Pharmacology | Pharmacology Tips | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychopharm Myths | Psychopharmacology | Psychopharmacology Tips | PTSD | Social Anxiety Disorder | SSRIs

Dear Dr. Aiken: Your review of Paxil’s risks in the May issue failed to mention a benefit that’s unique to this drug. Isn’t it the best SSRI for anxiety? Dr. Aiken: Paroxetine’s (Paxil’s) reputation as the anti-anxiety SSRI got off to a running start. It was first launched for panic disorder in 1996, two years before its approval for depres

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