Book Review: Anxiety Relief for Kids

Many parents look for books that offer guidance and understanding about psychological problems their children may be experiencing. Mental health professionals also frequently recommend such books to families receiving counseling and other therapeutic services. Unfortunately, parent-advice books are often poor quality, difficult to understand, and not informed by contemporary evidence-based practices. I am happy to say that Anxiety Relief for Kids is not one of those books. Rather, it is an exceptionally well written and practical resource that actually does what its title says. Author Bridget Flynn Walker is a psychologist in private practice serving persons of all ages who have anxiety disorders. She also has extensive experience with families seeking help for their children. A cognitive-behavior therapist, Walker displays solid CBT expertise throughout the book by translating decades of clinical research into strategies that parents can apply efficiently and effectively. The book has 12 chapters presented in about 200 text pages, a manageable read for busy families. Walker advises parents to read the chapters in sequential order and to complete the entire book before sharing it with their children. Following her suggestion is a good idea because each chapter builds on knowledge acquired from the preceding chapters. Furthermore, there are numerous exercises in the chapters that enable parents to practice methods and techniques before implementing them. Early chapters in the ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Parenting Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

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Conclusion In this paper, we observed increased serum levels of GDNF in individuals with anxiety disorders, suggesting that this biomarker can be used as a putative marker for AD's. The knowledge of the physiological changes related to anxiety disorders can provide a better understanding of AD's pathogenesis, as well as, mechanisms involved in the progression of this condition.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In this paper, we observed increased serum levels of GDNF in individuals with anxiety disorders, suggesting that this biomarker can be used as a putative marker for AD's. The knowledge of the physiological changes related to anxiety disorders can provide a better understanding of AD's pathogenesis, as well as, mechanisms involved in the progression of this condition. PMID: 29906418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Clinical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Clin Chim Acta Source Type: research
Conclusions Our results raise concerns regarding generic terminologies of “antipsychotics” and “antidepressants” since the conventional indication-based nomenclature does not fit well with the official indication. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Pharmacopsychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Patients with mild general anxiety disorder (GAD) or panic disorder (PD) may be less likely to benefit from antidepressants than patients with severe cases of these disorders, suggests ameta-analysis inDepression and Anxiety.While previous studies have suggested that the benefits of antidepressants are smaller in patients with mild versus severe symptoms of depression, few have examined how symptom severity might influence other conditions for which antidepressants are prescribed.Ymkje Anna de Vries, Ph.D., and colleagues of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, combined patient data from randomized, controlled tri...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: antidepressants Depression and Anxiety duloxetine fluoxetine general anxiety disorder meta-analysis panic disorder paroxetine Ymkje Anna de Vries Source Type: research
Common mental disorders including depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affect approximately 8% of the world population (WHO, 2017). Historically, emphasis of burden has been placed on severe, organic mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In parallel to these types of neurological-based, chronic mental diseases, mental conditions considered to be more common in the community, while not typically considered 'severe', are by no means 'mild' (Goldberg, 1994).
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
Conclusion. The audio-digital recording method provides a useful second opinion that can affirm the need for a different treatment intervention in these anxious patients. A second live assessment would have required additional clinic time and added patient burden. The audio-digital recording method is less burdensome than live second opinion assessments and might have utility in both research and clinical practice settings. Keywords: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), anxiolytic medications, anxious symptoms, audio-digital recording, dual review, second opinions Anxiety symptoms are prevalent in most populations wher...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Original Research anxiolytic medications anxious symptoms audio-digital recording dual review Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) second opinions Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewHistorically, anxiety disorders have not been considered as important determinants of suicide, but in the last years, many works have challenged this assumption. Here, we will review the available evidence on the relationship between suicide and anxiety disorders (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder), with special emphasis on findings published in the last years.Recent FindingsOverall, anxiety disorders increase the risk of suicide. Specifically, 16% of patients with social anxiety disorder r...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety‐related disorders based on randomized placebo‐controlled trials. We included 41 studies that randomly assigned patients (N = 2,843) with acute stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (PD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or social anxiety disorder (SAD) to CBT or a psychological or pill placebo condition. Findings demonstrated moderate placebo‐controlled effects of CBT on target disorder symptoms (Hedges’ g = 0...
Source: Depression and Anxiety - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
Homœopathic Links 2017; 30: 245-249 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608614Fibromyalgia is one of the most common genetically inherited chronic affective spectrum disorders (ASD). Other ASD disorders are psychiatric and medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, cataplexy—attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bulimia nervosa, dysthymic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, and social phobia. Apart from genetic factors, neuroendo...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Philosophy and Discussion Source Type: research
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news
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