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(p. 27) Child Anxiety: Types and Treatments 

(p. 27) Child Anxiety: Types and Treatments
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(p. 27) Child Anxiety: Types and Treatments
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Eli R. Lebowitz

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190883522.003.0002
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date: 17 April 2021

This chapter discusses the main types of childhood and adolescent anxiety. There is no limit to the variety of things that can cause a child anxiety, but some fears and worries are more common than others. The most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders include separation anxiety; social anxiety (also called social phobia); generalized anxiety; phobias; panic disorder; agoraphobia; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); illness anxiety; and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, which is not an anxiety disorder per se, but is commonly associated with fear and anxiety. Of all the emotional and mental health problems that occur during childhood and adolescence, anxiety is the most treatable. Treatments for childhood and adolescent anxiety include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication for anxiety. Healthy habits can also help to keep anxiety under control.

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