Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

ArticleinChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 14(4):877-908, x · November 2005with12 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.60 · DOI: 10.1016/j.chc.2005.06.004 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    This article reviews the psychopharmacologic treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders and is divided into the following sections: historical background, general treatment principles, obsessive-compulsive disorder, other anxiety disorders, including separation anxiety disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobia, elective mutism, and post-traumatic stress disorder and specific phobia. Short-term and long-term psychopharmacologic treatment strategies are reviewed, as are approaches for managing comorbidity and treatment-refractory cases. This article is organized by diagnostic categories rather than by medication classes to emphasize the clinical perspective.