Anxiety and neurotic disorders in childhood: classification, diagnosis and treatment options
Keywords:anxiety disorder and neuroticism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, conversion disorder, social phobia, panic disorder, stuttering, synaptic plasticity, phenibut, Preschool Anxiety Scale
This paper considers the pathogenesis and causes of increasing the prevalence of anxiety disorders and neuroticism in children, approaches to patient management, the role of pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of correction for such disorders. Particular attention is paid to the definition and diagnosis of certain nosological forms of anxiety disorders in children. The results of own clinical observation of children with neurosis-like conditions, anxiety disorders and sleep disorders and the use of modern pharmacotherapy in the correction of these disorders are also presented.
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