About this Research Topic
Findings on nature, prevalence, development and course, and risk and prognostic factors will contribute to a better understanding of these disorders in childhood and adolescence. In the framework of multi-source and multi-method assessment, the development of valid and reliable instruments for the child, the parents, teachers, and other caregivers will help researchers and professionals to analyze data and plan treatment. Although there are effective therapies such as cognitive and behavioral therapies, the percentage of children and adolescents that do not meet the diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorder at the end of treatment is between 33% and 88%, compared to 0% to 38% of wait-listed controls. The response rate for the posttest and the follow-up together was two thirds.
Of interest in the field of psychopathology, psychological assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence, are qualitative (systematic) and quantitative (meta-analysis) reviews,
epidemiological studies, descriptive studies, psychometric studies including cross-cultural validation of instruments, case studies, treatment assessment studies, both open trials and randomized controlled trials. We also welcome articles about developments in new therapies, including proposals from the transdiagnostic approach and information and communication technology-assisted therapies, in order to alleviate the suffering of children and their families caused by anxiety disorders.
Keywords: phobia, psychopathology, assessment, treatment, children, adolescents, anxiety
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