Neuropsychological Considerations in Child and Adolescent Anxiety

  • Michael J. LarsonEmail author
  • Mikle South
  • Tricia Merkley


Anxiety is characterized by feelings of apprehension, persistent worry, and frequent somatic complaints (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Symptoms present along a continuum from mild fear when a child is separated from his or her parents, to incapacitating flashbacks of previous traumatic events. With a wide range of symptoms and presentations, it is not surprising that the relationship between behavioral manifestations of anxiety and neuropsychological functioning is very complex.


Traumatic Brain Injury Anxiety Disorder Fractional Anisotropy Diffusion Tensor Image Social Anxiety 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Larson
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mikle South
  • Tricia Merkley
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeuroscienceBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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