Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to…

11.1 Describe key features of the DSM-5 anxiety disorders and show how children might manifest these disorders differently across childhood and adolescence.

Identify and give examples of some of the major causes of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

11.2 Describe the key features of OCD in children and adolescents, its primary causes, and related conditions.

11.3 Show how behavioral and cognitive interventions are used to treat pediatric anxiety and OCD.

Evaluate the strength and limitations of medication, psychotherapy, and combined therapy to treat children with anxiety or OCD.