Chapter 13

Anxiety disorders and depressive disorders

Introduction

For teachers and others, while conditions such as conduct disorder are all too evident, anxiety disorders and depressive disorders may not always be as readily recognised. Yet their negative impact on school and home life can be profound. This chapter focuses on anxiety disorders: generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, separation anxiety disorder and selective mutism; and on depressive disorders: major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder. The final section seeks to summarise provision in relation to curriculum and assessment; pedagogy; resources; therapy/care; and organisation and other matters.

Anxiety disorders

In the Diagnostic and Statistical ...

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