Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric problem in children and adolescents, affecting up to one third of youth, and leading to impairment across academic, social, and family domains. The good news is that effective treatments are currently available.
- To provide the highest quality, evidence-based patient care to child and adolescent patients who are coping with anxiety disorders.
- To conduct research to enable the development of better diagnostic and treatment strategies for pediatric anxiety.
- To educate child psychiatry clinicians to effectively diagnose and treat anxiety in young patients.