Anxiety in Childhood

I. Kolvin and C. Kaplan

In: Handbook of Anxiety 1988; 1

With thanks to Elsevier for their support for this project and for giving permission to reproduce this chapter.

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Reprinted from Handbook of Anxiety Volume 1, M. Roth, R. Jr. Noyes (eds.) "Anxiety in Childhood", I. Kolvin and C. Kaplan, (© Elsevier Science Publications, 1988).


Much of child psychiatry practice revolves around anxiety and yet academic research workers have given the subject of anxiety relatively short shrift. There is, therefore, more in the way of speculation that a coherent body of knowledge and up-to-date theory about origins, correlates and consequences (1).

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