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Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

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Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
Michael A. Scharf, M.D.University of RochesterFor unabridged version, pleasecontact kelly@nysafp.org
 
Why should you care about Anxiety?
Prevalence of common pediatric disorders
 ADHD3-5%
 Anxiety Disorders (any)8%
Major Depression Children2% Adolescents5%
Diabetes Mellitus, Type I0.2%
Cerebral Palsy0.2%
Epilepsy0.3%
 
Is Anxiety Normal?
 As a phenomenon, yes.
 –Preschool: fears (monsters), nightmares –School age: school and the unknown –Adolescence: identity, self image.
 A 
disorder
indicates a severity andchronicity outside of normaldevelopmental expectations.

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