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date: 04 December 2022

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Young Peoplelocked

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Young Peoplelocked

  • Cathy Creswell, Cathy CreswellUniversity of Oxford
  • Sasha Walters, Sasha WaltersOxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre
  • Brynjar HalldorssonBrynjar HalldorssonOxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research
  •  and Peter J. LawrencePeter J. LawrenceUniversity of Southampton


Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders among children and young people, affecting an estimated 6.5% of children and young people worldwide. Childhood anxiety disorders often persist into adulthood if left untreated and are associated with a significant emotional and financial cost to individuals, their families, and wider society. Models of the development and maintenance of childhood anxiety disorders have underpinned prevention and treatment approaches, and cognitive behavioral treatments have good evidence for their efficacy. Ongoing challenges for the field include the need to improve outcomes for those that do not benefit from current prevention and treatment, and to increase access to those who could benefit.


  • Psychology and Other Disciplines

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