Towe-Goodman NR, Franz L, Copeland W, Angold A, Egger H. Perceived family impact of preschool anxiety disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2014 Apr;53(53). 437-46. PMID: 24655653 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3971645 NIHMSID: NIHMS555982.
We examined the perceived impact of child anxiety disorders on family functioning, because such impact is a key predictor of mental health service receipt. In addition, we examined the relative impact of preschool anxiety compared to that of other early childhood disorders, and whether this impact persisted after accounting for the effects of comorbidity, or varied by child age and sex.