Family Factors in the Development, Treatment, and Prevention of Childhood Anxiety Disorders

  title={Family Factors in the Development, Treatment, and Prevention of Childhood Anxiety Disorders},
  author={K. Drake and G. Ginsburg},
  journal={Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review},
  • K. Drake, G. Ginsburg
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
  • It is now widely accepted that anxiety disorders run in families, and current etiological models have proposed both genetic and environmental pathways to anxiety development. In this paper, the familial role in the development, treatment, and prevention of anxiety disorders in children is reviewed. We focus on three anxiety disorders in youth, namely, generalized, separation, and social anxiety as they often co-occur both at the symptom and disorder level and respond to similar treatments. We… CONTINUE READING
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