ERIC Number: EJ887792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Reference Count: 76
Conceptual Relations between Anxiety Disorder and Fearful Temperament
Rapee, Ronald M.; Coplan, Robert J.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n127 p17-31 Spr 2010
Fearful temperaments have been identified as a major risk factor for anxiety disorders. However, descriptions of fearful temperament and several forms of anxiety disorder show strong similarities. This raises the question whether these terms may simply refer to different aspects of the same underlying construct. The current review examines evidence for the overlap and distinction between these constructs. Although strong conclusions cannot be drawn from the extant literature, the bulk of the evidence appears to support a distinction between them.
Descriptors: Risk, Personality Traits, Anxiety Disorders, Fear, Correlation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Children
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