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Angststörungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter: Abgrenzung zwischen beeinträchtigender Störung und Schüchternheit


Walitza, S; Melfsen, S (2016). Angststörungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter: Abgrenzung zwischen beeinträchtigender Störung und Schüchternheit. Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde, 164(4):278-287.

Abstract

Anxiety disorders are widespread in childhood and adolescence but not all anxieties need medical treatment. For example, anxieties can be a feature of normal development and shyness can simply be a character trait and not necessarily indicative of an illness. On the other hand the actual anxiety disorders are characterized by significant and enduring impairment that limit the normal development of a child. These are the most commonly occurring psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence. Included in this group of disorders are separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, posttraumatic stress disorder and also more recently selective mutism. Multimodal methods are required for the diagnosis, involving behavioral observation, diagnostic interviews, symptom diaries and self-assessment rating questionnaires. Preventative measures are possible. The focus of behavioral therapeutic treatment methods is on confrontation with the situations inducing anxiety.

Abstract

Anxiety disorders are widespread in childhood and adolescence but not all anxieties need medical treatment. For example, anxieties can be a feature of normal development and shyness can simply be a character trait and not necessarily indicative of an illness. On the other hand the actual anxiety disorders are characterized by significant and enduring impairment that limit the normal development of a child. These are the most commonly occurring psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence. Included in this group of disorders are separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, posttraumatic stress disorder and also more recently selective mutism. Multimodal methods are required for the diagnosis, involving behavioral observation, diagnostic interviews, symptom diaries and self-assessment rating questionnaires. Preventative measures are possible. The focus of behavioral therapeutic treatment methods is on confrontation with the situations inducing anxiety.

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Other titles:Anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence: differentiation between impairment disorders and shyness
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Behavior therapy Preventive measures Phobias Selective mutism Shyness
Language:German
Date:2016
Deposited On:13 Apr 2016 16:29
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 19:21
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0026-9298
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00112-016-0041-y

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