The Anxiety Disorders Clinic provides evaluation, treatment and consultative services for youngsters from 2-18 who have anxiety disorders and other sometimes related conditions. Disorders which are the focus of treatment at the clinic include the following:
- Separation Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobias
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Selective Mutism
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Tourettes Syndrome and other Tic Disorders
The clinic emphasizes treatment based on the best available evidence.
For anxiety disorders, this treatment is currently comprised of cognitive behavioral treatment and pharmacotherapy. Other psychiatric conditions are addressed with appropriate behavioral, family, supportive, dynamic and systems intervention as necessary.
The clinic offers group therapies for the following:
- Parents of Anxious Children: to teach parents to work with their children using cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Parents of Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: to teach parents to work with their children using cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: to teach adolescents to use cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders: to teach adolescents to use cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Adolescents with Trichotillomania: to teach adolescents to use cognitive and behavioral means to work with their hair pulling.
Additionally, the clinic has an active educational and research programs. Educational activities consist of supervising child psychiatric fellows and doctoral students. Clinic faculty and staff are also active in providing instructional workshops to educate clinicians, teachers, and parents about the different aspects of anxiety disorders.