Notable exceptions were the selective mutism items, which were frequently considered as symptoms of social anxiety disorder, and some specific phobia items especially of the natural environment, situational and other type, that were regularly assigned to an incorrect category. The Youth Anxiety Measure for DSM-5 (YAM-5) is a new self- and parent-report questionnaire to assess anxiety disorder symptoms in children and adolescents in terms of the contemporary classification system. /Tabs /S endobj >> /Parent 2 0 R Anxiety disorders symptoms; Children and adolescents; Questionnaire; Youth Anxiety Measure for DSM-5. << /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] The sensitivity of most items referring to this anxiety disorder was good. Correspondence to In both samples, youths received explicit instructions to call upon the research assistant (non-clinical sample) or the test diagnostician (clinical sample) in case they had any questions about the YAM-5 items. >> This article describes the development of the YAM-5, a new scale for measuring anxiety disorder symptoms in children and adolescents according to the contemporary psychiatric classification system (DSM-5). /Contents 157 0 R -, Essau CA, Conradt J, Petermann F. Frequency, comorbidity, and psychosocial impairment of anxiety disorders in German adolescents. The only exception was the item “I worry a lot about disasters (for example earthquake, flood)”, which 70.5 % of the experts associated with a specific phobia—natural environment type and hence was removed. /Contents 88 0 R 38 0 obj /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] Note. << /StructParents 36 Given this, research on childhood anxiety disorders is important, and a considerable number of studies have focused on factors involved in the origins of these problems and their effective treatment. Further, it is possible that the procedure of asking respondents to repeatedly complete the very same 10 questions for each anxiety disorder could cause fatigue or might have unintended carry-over effects that compromise the quality of the anxiety assessment. /Parent 2 0 R /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0] We decided to create two separate parts: Part I (i.e., YAM-5-I) consisted of 28 items and was devoted to the major anxiety disorders and included separation anxiety disorder, selective mutism, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, whereas Part II (i.e., YAM-5-II) contained 22 items and was concerned with the specific phobias including agoraphobia (mainly by virtue of the fact that this anxiety disorder was merged with situational phobia). Even though effort was made to design items for the YAM-5 that are as specific as possible to each anxiety disorder, it is clear that the problem of differential diagnosis cannot be completely resolved in this type of questionnaire. Inflexible Youngsters: Psychological and Psychopathological Correlates of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youths in Nonclinical Dutch Adolescents. As noted previously, besides the child (self-report) version of the YAM-5, there is also a parent version which asks the mother and/or father to rate the frequency of their offspring’s anxiety disorder and phobia symptoms from their point of view. /Rect [404.4 42.6 544.5 58.7] It is increasingly acknowledged that anxiety problems are situated on a continuum with low fear and anxiety at one end of a dimension, and high fear and anxiety or even phobias and anxiety disorders (whereby there is significant interference with daily functioning) at the other end . �x«8������e�e�S�O���$xt�U�� ���@ endstream The Youth Anxiety Measure for DSM-5 (YAM-5) is a new self- and parent-report questionnaire to assess anxiety disorder symptoms in children and adolescents in terms of the contemporary classification system. endobj /CreationDate (D:20190702192530+01'00') Therefore, we would like to emphasize here that although scales such as the YAM-5 can be very useful as an index of symptom frequency/intensity in various anxiety domains, they can never replace a standardized diagnostic interview in order to establish the presence of anxiety disorders in a child or adolescent . /Contents 169 0 R /Info 245 0 R /Contents 133 0 R After the introduction of the DSM-IV , several questionnaires were developed that measure anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents in terms of the DSM nosology. Psychol Bull 141:858–900, Stallings P, March JS (1995) Assessment.
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