Clinical Child Psychiatry

Third Edition

William M. Klykylo and Jerald Kay

Multiple Choice Questions

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Chapter 13, Question 38.

38.Which of the following is false regarding anxiety disorders in children and adolescents?

a. Two-thirds of youths with anxiety disorders will receive treatment services.

b. Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.

c. The percentage of children and adolescents under the age of 18 having an anxiety disorder at some point in their life is 31.9%, with 8.3% having a severely impairing anxiety disorder.

d. Symptoms such as school refusal, tantrums, or irritability are more likely the result of social phobia or generalized anxiety disorder than oppositional defiant disorder.