Sample Psychology Annotated Bibliography Paper on Childhood Anxiety

Childhood Anxiety

Annotated Bibliography

Negreiros, J., & Miller, L. D. (2014). The Role of Parenting in Childhood Anxiety: Etiological Factors and Treatment Implications. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice, 21(1), 3-17. doi:10.1111/cpsp.12060

Theoretical models of anxiety disorders suggest that family processes and parenting are important factors in the development, maintenance, and transmission of childhood anxiety with the direction of effects between parenting and childhood anxiety remaining unclear while etiological factors relate to childhood anxiety and parenting, drawing attention to the influence of parental behavior on treatment effectiveness for childhood anxiety.

Ross, L. T., Hood, C. O., & Short, S. D. (2016). Unpredictability and Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 35(5), 371-385. doi:10.1521/jscp.2016.35.5.371

This study examines unpredictable experiences and beliefs related to symptoms of anxiety and depression more specifically among school going children through family unpredictability correlated with unpredictability beliefs and with anxiety and depression scores, and unpredictability beliefs correlated with both anxiety and depression. This further utilizes structural equation models to ascertain the symptoms of anxiety and depression and later a discussion on the implications that pertains to researchers and practitioners.

Wei, C., & Kendall, P. (2014). Parental Involvement: Contribution to Childhood Anxiety and Its Treatment. Clinical Child & Family Psychology Review, 17(4), 319-339. doi: 10.1007/s10567-014-0170-6

Anxiety disorders are prevalent in youth. Despite demonstrated efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), approximately 40 % of anxiety-disordered youth remain unresponsive to treatment and the developmental and etiological models suggest that parental factors are relevant to the onset and maintenance of childhood anxiety, researchers have proposed and investigated family-based interventions with increased parent work in treatment, aiming to improve the efficacy of treatment for childhood anxiety. The current review examines relevant parental factors that have been found to be associated with the development and maintenance of childhood anxiety and interventions that incorporate parental involvement while the findings are integrated to formulate a treatment approach for parental involvement in CBT for youth anxiety, there is potential in the assessment of parent/family factors prior to treatment followed by a target-oriented implementation of parent training.

Rapee, R. M. (2015). Nature and psychological management of anxiety disorders in youth. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 51(3), 280-284. doi:10.1111/jpc.12856

Research has it that anxiety disorders affect about 5% of the pediatric population at any given time and are associated with high social and personal impact. These disorders typically begin early in life, and children with anxiety disorders are at increased risk for a variety of later difficulties across the life-span and psychological treatments have demonstrated good efficacy with around 60% of anxious youth being in diagnostic remission immediately following treatment and a further 10% remitting over the following months. Since young people with anxiety disorders are among the least likely to seek appropriate help, pediatricians are in a unique position to identify anxious young people, educate families and recommend appropriate intervention. 

Reid, K. (2015). The Relationship Between Parents’ Poor Emotional Health Status and Childhood Mood and Anxiety Disorder in Florida Children, National Survey of Children’s Health, 2011-2012. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 19(5), 1071-1077. doi: 10.1007/s10995-014-1607-8

This article analyses the emotional health of parents in relation to childhood mood and anxiety disordered diagnosis of current depression or anxiety of parents emotional health status was a composite measure of the lowest reported emotional health of any parent in the household. Children living with a parent in poor emotional health were significantly more likely to have a mood or anxiety disorder compared to children living with a parent in good emotional health.