The diagnosis and treatment of adolescent anxiety disorders.

  title={The diagnosis and treatment of adolescent anxiety disorders.},
  author={Joseph Biederman},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={51 Suppl},
  pages={20-6; discussion 50-3}
In adolescents, anxiety disorders may be manifested as juvenile anxiety syndromes, adult anxiety syndromes, or an adjustment disorder with anxious mood. In addition, depressive illnesses and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder often exist comorbidly with the primary anxiety disorder. The treatment of anxiety in adolescents should be multimodal, including psychotherapeutic and psychosocial interventions along with pharmacotherapy. Tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors… CONTINUE READING