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(p. 160) Childhood Anxiety Disorders from the Perspective of Emotion Regulation and Attachment 

(p. 160) Childhood Anxiety Disorders from the Perspective of Emotion Regulation and Attachment
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(p. 160) Childhood Anxiety Disorders from the Perspective of Emotion Regulation and Attachment
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Ross A. Thompson

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10.1093/med:psych/9780195123630.003.0008
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date: 10 December 2018

This chapterconsiders childhood anxiety disorders in light of developmental research on emotion regulation and the security of attachment. Attachment and emotionregulation have been topics of considerable interest to developmentalpsychologists, and research in these areas can potentially offer new perspectivesand raise new questions concerning the origins, maintenance, and treatmentof childhood anxiety. The chapter discusses the various avenues by which emotion becomesregulated in increasingly sophisticated ways as children mature, includingthe roles of temperamental individuality, attachment relationships,construals of emotionally arousing circumstances and of the cues of internalarousal, and other factors

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