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Neuropsychological Considerations in Child and Adolescent Anxiety

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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.

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Larson, M.J., South, M., Merkley, T. (2011). Neuropsychological Considerations in Child and Adolescent Anxiety. In: McKay, D., Storch, E. (eds) Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7784-7_6

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