Childhood Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders

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As time went on from the beginning of this semester to the end, I felt like I have expanded my knowledge on disorders, diseases, symptoms and formations of these disorders/diseases. After searching and deciding the empirical article named ‘Psychometric Properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED): A Replication Study’ researched by Boris Birmaher in 1999 was continuing to catch my eye. After hesitating my decision on selecting this empirical article, because some of the results were a little confusing, I thought to myself why not test my knowledge and inform my peers on this fascinating topic. The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (referred to as SCARED) is a child self-report…show more content…
For the concept, I thought the emotions the participants felt when taking the checklist interview. Did the participants have a bad/good day, making the questions seem easier/harder to answer? How the participant views themself and how others may view them, could trigger a different reaction when answering questions about one. Constantly being told you were friendly and outgoing, you would form into that impression than how you actually view yourself. In this empirical article the variables would be how the participant was feeling when taking the questionnaire, such as: anxiety, shyness or guilty. The participant feelings would be an independent variable due to the possibility of changing the test-taking skills of the participant. Feeling of guilt if answering untruthfully. The dependent variable would be: race, socioeconomic status and the support from the parents. According to excessive reassurance seeking, if a child/adolescent comes from a lower socioeconomic status they find it difficult to believe everything is “alright” with them. Having minimum parental acknowledgement makes wanted goals difficult and little reassurance that they could complete those desired goals. Birmaher previous findings were very similar to the findings in this article; the only difference was adding three questions to the checklist to separate the diagnosis of social phobia. The first research study had thirty-eight
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