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Anxiety in Preschool Children

Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention, 1st Edition

By Brian Fisak, Paula Barrett


268 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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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 practiontioners.


"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

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Epidemiology and Nosology of Preschool Anxiety Disorders Chapter 2: Preschool Anxiety: Risk and Protective Factors Chapter 3: Normative Fears in Preschool-Aged Children Chapter 4: Assessment of fear and anxiety in preschool children: Parent and Teacher Reports Chapter 5: Assessmentof fear and anxiety in preschool children: Self-report and observational measures Chapter 6: The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Preschool-Aged ChildrenChapter 7: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Preschool-Aged Children Chapter 8: Trauma and PTSD in Preschool-Aged Children Chapter 9: Selective Mutism in Preschool-Aged Children Chapter 10: Prevention of Anxiety in Preschool-Aged Children Chapter 11: Psychopharmacological Treatment of Anxiety in Preschool-Aged Children Concluding Remarks

About the Authors

Brian Fisak is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida and 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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child