Risk for anxiety and implications for treatment: developmental, environmental, and genetic factors governing fear regulation.

@article{Hartley2013RiskFA,
  title={Risk for anxiety and implications for treatment: developmental, environmental, and genetic factors governing fear regulation.},
  author={Catherine A Hartley and B. J. Casey},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={1304},
  pages={
          1-13
        }
}
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting as many as 10% of youth, with diagnoses peaking during adolescence. A core component of these disorders is an unremitting fear in the absence of present threat. One of the most commonly used therapies to treat these disorders is exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy that identifies the source of the fear and anxiety and then desensitizes the individual to it. This treatment builds on basic principles of fear-extinction… CONTINUE READING
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