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Preventing anxiety disorders: Improving effectiveness of, and access to, programmes

Preventing anxiety disorders: Improving effectiveness of, and access to, programmes
Preventing anxiety disorders: Improving effectiveness of, and access to, programmes
The focus of this paper is the prevention of anxiety disorders in at risk children and how programmes might be made more effective and accessible to these children and their families. Child anxiety disorders are common, cause significant distress and predict the onset of other psychiatric disorders as well as educational under-attainment. Although effective treatments exist, barriers mean they are accessed by few and, for over 40% of those who do access them, are ineffective. Anxiety disorders can be prevented, particularly when children at risk are targeted, but prevention science is less well developed than treatment science, and barriers to prevention programmes have received almost no scientific attention. We are conducting a prospective natural history study of adolescents who, in infancy, were at risk of anxiety disorders, and a qualitative study to identify barriers to anxiety disorder prevention programmes and how to make them accessible to those at greatest risk.
Anxiety , Prevention
1746-6016
12-16
Lawrence, Peter
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Lawrence, Peter
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Lawrence, Peter (2018) Preventing anxiety disorders: Improving effectiveness of, and access to, programmes. PsyPAG Quarterly, (109), 12-16.

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Abstract

The focus of this paper is the prevention of anxiety disorders in at risk children and how programmes might be made more effective and accessible to these children and their families. Child anxiety disorders are common, cause significant distress and predict the onset of other psychiatric disorders as well as educational under-attainment. Although effective treatments exist, barriers mean they are accessed by few and, for over 40% of those who do access them, are ineffective. Anxiety disorders can be prevented, particularly when children at risk are targeted, but prevention science is less well developed than treatment science, and barriers to prevention programmes have received almost no scientific attention. We are conducting a prospective natural history study of adolescents who, in infancy, were at risk of anxiety disorders, and a qualitative study to identify barriers to anxiety disorder prevention programmes and how to make them accessible to those at greatest risk.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 February 2018
Published date: 1 December 2018
Keywords: Anxiety , Prevention

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Local EPrints ID: 426808
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426808
ISSN: 1746-6016
PURE UUID: c076dc00-9005-4307-ab6b-e25250fa4cc1
ORCID for Peter Lawrence: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6181-433X

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2018 17:31
Last modified: 30 Mar 2019 01:31

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