Helping Children and Teens With Anxiety Disorders and Depression

Understanding New Research and Treatment

When anxiety takes over, it interferes with your child’s ability to cope with fear, worry, and depression — and treatment is necessary.

Early intervention is critical. Waiting for your child to mature or grow out of these behaviors may not be the right approach. In some cases children may develop chronic anxiety and depression, which is often associated with substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.

Recent scientific advances have led to effective treatments. ADAA held a public education session in April 2012, where experts discussed new research about our understanding of anxiety disorders and depression in children, including what’s new in treatment.

Download the handouts from the session.

Medication and Anxiety: New Findings in Children
Daniel S. Pine, MD

Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Mary K. Alvord, PhD

Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Children
Mary K. Alvord, PhD

Evidence-Based Treatment for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Teens
Stacie B. Isenberg, PsyD

Learn more about anxiety and depression in children.

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