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Anxiety in children and adolescents

Poppleton, A; Ramkission, R; Ali, S


R Ramkission

S Ali


Anxiety is the physiological state of fear, unease or apprehension experienced by an individual in the face of an uncertain outcome. Anxiety disorders are characterised by recurrent symptoms of anxiety disproportionate to the eliciting situation, and are the most common disorders of emotion among young people in the UK. They have an early onset and increasing prevalence. This article provides a detailed insight into causes, diagnosis and management strategies for the different anxiety disorders in young people within primary care and the wider community.

Acceptance Date Aug 30, 2019
Publication Date Nov 1, 2019
Journal InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice
Print ISSN 1755-7380
Publisher Royal College of General Practitioners
Pages 635 -642
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