Throughout the world – and particularly in developed countries – anxiety is one of the problems of modern living. It is not only adults who experience this problem, indeed, anxiety is often evident during periods of rapid change and since childhood is the period during which we develop most rapidly, then a strong case can be made for anxiety being especially prevalent in children.
Originally published in 1984, Anxiety in Children gives a broad discussion, by well-known experts, of the issues of anxiety in children, focusing particularly on what those involved in mental health, paediatrics and educational and clinical psychology, can do to help. This book will still be of interest to all such professionals.
Table of Contents
Contributors. Introduction Ved P. Varma 1. A Psychoanalytic Approach to Anxiety in Childhood Susanna Isaacs Elmhirst 2. Recognition and Monitoring of Anxiety by Means of Psychometric Tests David Jones 3. Recognition and Treatment of Anxiety in Children by Means of Psychiatric Interview Philip Barker 4. The Contribution of Projective Techniques to the Recognition and Monitoring of Anxiety in School Children Elsie L. Osborne 5. Anxiety in Children: A Cross-Cultural Perspective Vaman G. Lokare 6. Family Dysfunction and Anxiety in Children Philip Barker 7. Anxieties about Death: Theory and Therapy James W. Anderson 8. Spiritual Anxiety and its Cure in Children Eamonn F. O’Doherty 9. Understanding and Coping with Anxieties about Learning and School Elsie L. Osborne 10. Anxiety Relating to Illness and Treatment Lindy Burton 11. Psychological Treatment of Childhood Neuroses Martin Herbert 12. Psychotic Anxiety in Children and its Treatment Timothy Telford Yates. Index.