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tyEarly intervention for

anxiety disorders
in children and adolescents

Clinical approaches to early intervention in child and adolescent mental health Volume 2

The Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People

Clinical approaches to early intervention in child and adolescent mental health Volume 2 Series editors:

Robert Kosky, Anne O’Hanlon, Graham Martin and Cathy Davis The University of Adelaide and Flinders University of South Australia

Early intervention for

anxiety disorders
in children and adolescents

Mark Dadds Anita Seinen Janet Roth Paul Harnett
Griffith University Queensland

The Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People 2000

© Commonwealth of Australia 2000 ISBN 0 9577915 3 4 This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission from the Mental Health Branch. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for study or training purposes subject to the acknowledgment of the source and no commercial usage or sale. Requests and enquiries regarding reproduction rights should be directed to the Promotion and Prevention Section, Mental Health Branch, Department of Health and Aged Care, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601.

The opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care.

This document is designed to provide information to assist decision making and is based on the best information at the time of publication. This document provides a general guide to appropriate practice, to be followed only subject to the individual professional's judgement in each individual case.

A copy of this document can be downloaded from the AusEinet website: http://auseinet.flinders.edu.au

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The AusEinet project is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care under the National Mental Health Strategy and the National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy. The project was developed through collaboration between the Departments of Psychiatry of the Flinders University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide, under the joint management of Associate Professor Graham Martin MD and Professor Robert Kosky MD.

SUGGESTED CITATION Dadds, M., Seinen, A., Roth, J. & Harnett, P. (2000). Early intervention for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Vol. 2 in R. Kosky, A. O'Hanlon, G. Martin & C. Davis (Series Eds.), Clinical approaches to early intervention in child and adolescent mental health. Adelaide: The Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People.

Clinical approaches to early intervention in child and adolescent mental health Series editors:

Robert Kosky, Anne O’Hanlon, Graham Martin and Cathy Davis The University of Adelaide and Flinders University of South Australia

Foreword to series
There are now about three thousand people who form the Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People (AusEinet) developed since 1997. They include carers, consumers, mental health professionals, policy makers, teachers and others who are interested in the new developments in early intervention for the mental health of young people. The members of the network are linked by our website (http://auseinet.flinders.edu.au), our journal (AusEinetter), the seminars we held across Australia, the first International Conference held in Adelaide in 1999 and by the set of books and guides we have produced for them. The books have so far included two national stocktakes of prevention and early intervention programs in Australia, a comprehensive account of eight model early intervention projects which were subsidised by AusEinet and a general early intervention literature review. Details of these publications can be obtained from our website. This current...
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