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ERIC Number: EJ813530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
The Pathogenesis of Childhood Anxiety Disorders: Considerations from a Developmental Psychopathology Perspective
Muris, Peter
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v30 n1 p5-11 2006
Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent psychiatric problems in children and adolescents. The present article summarizes the main evidence that has accumulated on the pathogenesis of childhood anxiety disorders during the past two decades. Various risk and vulnerability factors (e.g., genetics, behavioral inhibition, disgust sensitivity, negative life events, family influences), protective factors (e.g., effortful control, perceived control), and maintaining factors (e.g., avoidance, cognitive biases) will be discussed. The information will be described in terms of a developmental psychopathology perspective, which assumes that (a) most forms of psychopathology are the result of multiple causal influences; (b) both successful and unsuccessful adaptation are important for understanding the origins of psychopathology; and (c) psychopathology occurs in a developing organism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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