Anxiety in Preschool Children provides a comprehensive, integrated, and scientifically current resource for both clinicians and researchers who work with or encounter anxiety in preschool-aged children. With a focus on organizing and consolidating the most current research, this informative new volume offers an assortment of practical interventions and evidence-based strategies for assessment, treatment, and prevention that are tailored to preschool-aged children. This groundbreaking volume will prove to be an invaluable resource for anyone working with this unique patient population, from parents to practitioners.
Table of Contents
1 Epidemiology and Nosology of Preschool Anxiety Disorders
CHELSEY S. BARRIOS, KATHERINE A. LEPPERT, AND LEA R. DOUGHERTY
2 Preschool Anxiety: Risk and Protective Factors
NICHOLAS D. MIAN AND SARAH A.O. GRAY
3 Normative Fears in Preschool-Aged Children
LAUREN PHILLIPS, NATALIE GAMES, JENNIFER SCHEURICH,
PAULA BARRETT AND BRIAN FISAK
4 Assessment of Fear and Anxiety in Preschool Children:
Parent and Teacher Report
SUSAN H. SPENCE
5 Assessment of Fear and Anxiety in Preschool Children: Selfreport
and Observational Measures
6 The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Preschool-Aged
PAULA BARRETT, NATALIE GAMES, BRIAN FISAK, PAUL STALLARD AND
7 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Preschool-Aged Children
MARINA INIESTA-SEPÚLVEDA AND ERIC A. STORCH
8 Trauma and PTSD in Preschool-Aged Children
ANN-CHRISTIN HAAG, SHANA CELI AND MARKUS A. LANDOLT
9 Selective Mutism in Preschool-Aged Children
R. LINDSEY BERGMAN AND ARACELI GONZALEZ
10 Prevention of Anxiety in Preschool-Aged Children
BRIAN FISAK, LAUREN PERSAD, JULIA GALLEGOS AND PAULA BARRETT
11 Psychopharmacological Treatment of Anxiety in Preschool-Aged Children
ANUJA MEHTA, JASMINE REYES AND BRIAN FISAK
PAULA BARRETT AND BRIAN FISAK
Brian Fisak is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida and a licensed psychologist. His primary research and clinical interests are in the areas of anxiety disorders, prevention, and evidence-based interventions. He has an active research program in these areas and is the author of over 25 peer-reviewed publications.
Paula Barrett is internationally recognized as a prominent scholar and groundbreaking researcher in the field of child psychology. Paula has a distinguished international reputation as a keynote presenter, and has been published widely in the area of prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression, and the promotion of resilience through the evidence-based FRIENDS programs.
"If you haven’t caught up on the latest knowledge about anxiety during the preschool years, this book will bring you up to speed. The editors have identified world leaders in our understanding of anxiety during preschool who systematically and comprehensively cover all of the necessary knowledge from epidemiology to management. This volume fills an important gap in our understanding of anxiety across the lifespan."
Ron Rapee, PhD, distinguished professor, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney; author of Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step by Step Guide for Parents