Treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

PubMedID: 24279893

Rapp A, Dodds A, Walkup JT, Rynn M. Treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013;1304(1):52-61.
This article provides a brief review of the current available data concerning present treatment and potential new treatment advances for pediatric anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Disorder-specific treatment methods and innovations, particularly computer-assisted methods of delivery for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) will be reviewed. Additionally, the paper will discuss novel psychopharmacological compounds (e.g., d-cycloserine, riluzole, memantine, and anticonvulsant medications). Available evidence for the efficacy of novel medication strategies in adult studies and implications for their use in pediatrics will be discussed.