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Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

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  • Details complex interplay of risk and protective factors contributing to normal and pathological development

  • Describes refinements in assessment of child anxiety, ADHD, autism, and other disorders

  • Incorporates neuroscience research and explores such issues as the effects of early deprivation and the impact of puberty

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Part I

  2. Part II

  3. Part III


About this book

The Second Edition of the handbook incorporates notable research advances throughout its comprehensive, up-to-date examination of this diverse and maturing field. Integrative state-of-the-art models document the complex interplay of risk and protective factors and other variables contributing to normal and pathological development. New and updated chapters describe current refinements in assessment methods and offer the latest research findings from neuroscience. In addition, the Second Edition provides readers with a detailed review across the spectrum of salient topics, from the effects of early deprivation to the impact of puberty.

As the field continues to shift from traditional symptom-based concepts of pathology to a contemporary, dynamic paradigm, the Second Edition addresses such key topics pertinent to childhood anxiety as:

·         Early childhood disorders, including failure to thrive and attachment disorders.

·         Aggression, ADHD, and other disruptive conditions. 

·         Developmental models of depression, anxiety, self-injury/suicide, and OCD. 

·         The autism spectrum and other chronic developmental disorders. 

·         Child maltreatment and trauma disorders. 

The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders, Second Edition of the handbook is a discipline-defining, forward-looking, essential resource for researchers, clinicians, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in such fields as developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, child and school psychology, educational psychology, and pediatrics.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, USA

    Dean McKay

  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

    Eric A. Storch

About the editors

Dean McKay, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University in 1993. After a brief time as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he joined the faculty of Fordham University, where he is now Professor of Psychology. Dr. McKay was President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in 2014, and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) in 2018. He is currently Associate Editor of Behavior Therapy and the Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, and is on the editorial boards of eight other journals. He has edited or co-edited 20 books dealing with treatment of complex cases in children and adults, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disgust in psychopathology, and research methodology. Dr. McKay has published more than 300 journal articles and book chapters and has more than 350 conference presentations. He is board certified in both cognitive-behavioral and clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), as well as a Fellow of APA and APS. He also serves on the Scientific Council of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), and serves on the executive board of the Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Science (CAAPS). His research has focused primarily on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the role of disgust in psychopathology, and, most recently, on selective sound sensitivity (also known as misophonia).

Eric A. Storch, Ph.D., is Professor and McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). He serves as Vice Chair and Head of Psychology and co-directs the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders program at BCM. Dr. Storch specializes in the nature and treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and anxiety among youth with autism. In addition to more than 800 published articles and chapters and 20 books, he has received multiple federal grants to investigate treatment efficacy, mechanisms of action, genetics, bioethics, innovative approaches to phenotyping, and how to enhance outcomes for those struggling with OCD and related conditions.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

  • Editors: Dean McKay, Eric A. Storch

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-14079-2Published: 30 November 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-14082-2Published: 30 November 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-14080-8Published: 29 November 2022

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: VII, 472

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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