Innovative Strategies and Challenges for the Prevention of Pathological Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
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Novel Concepts of Mood and Anxiety in Children
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021 (Open) Submit Now
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Research Interests: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Population Health Interventions to Prevent Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Youth, Prevention of Burnout of Medical Students
About This Topic
Why new effective approaches to the treatment and prevention of mood and anxiety disorders matter. Prevention and amelioration of youth incidence of mood and anxiety disorders is especially salient due to concerns that at this time all persons may be at higher risk due to anxiety generated by the current COVID 19 pandemic.
Data from the National Comorbidity Adolescent Supplement (NCS‐A) study in 2009, have found that as many one-third of all adolescents in the United States (US) have any type of anxiety disorder with approximately one-tenth of the those with anxiety disorders experiencing severe impairment which can interfere with the typical developmental path to adulthood. In 2009, overall 14 percent of adolescents in the US age 12 to 17 years had any type of mood disorder. As of 2017, 3.2 million of adolescents in the US representing 13.3 percent of the today had major depression. Interventions that can reduce mood disorders including major depression may help to reduce suicide which according to CDC data in 2017 is the second leading cause of death among youth in the United States. Complementary and integrative approaches added to or used instead of conventional psychotherapies and psychiatric medications are needed to more broadly disseminate effective strategies for persons who experience problematic side effects or lack of response.
Submissions to cover areas such as complementary and integrative approaches including mindfulness and relaxation-based practices are especially welcome; these practices are generally considered safe for healthy people, however evidence based data on the safety of these practices is needed for persons with a history of abuse or trauma as well as epilepsy or other psychiatric conditions that include psychosis; modifications of practices to improve safety would be extremely helpful for successful clinical usage. Articles should include safety, efficacy and cost effectiveness-data utilizing scientifically sound statistical analyses.
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