Anxiety Disorders

  • Jamie A. MiccoEmail author
  • Julie Edmunds
  • Sophie Baron
  • Christian Hoover
  • Jennifer M. Park
Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)


Child and adolescent anxiety disorders have high prevalence and comorbidity rates and are associated with impairments across multiple domains. In particular, childhood anxiety can have detrimental effects on school functioning, leading to adverse academic and social outcomes. In this chapter, we provide a brief review of youth anxiety disorders and their effect on school functioning as well as screening methods for anxiety within schools, illustrated by a case example. We then discuss efficacious outpatient treatments for children and adolescents with moderate to severe anxiety disorders as well as decision points for referring youth to outpatient therapy and/or medication evaluation. The chapter concludes with information on school-based interventions for youth anxiety disorders.


Children Adolescents Anxiety School School refusal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamie A. Micco
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Julie Edmunds
    • 2
  • Sophie Baron
    • 3
  • Christian Hoover
    • 4
  • Jennifer M. Park
    • 5
  1. 1.Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Private PracticeBostonUSA
  2. 2.Child CBT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Child and Adolescent OCD InstituteMcLean HospitalBelmontUSA
  4. 4.Harvard TH Chan School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  5. 5.Rogers Memorial Health-San Francisco East BayWalnut CreekUSA

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