Transdisciplinary Studies of CBT for Anxiety in Youth

Under the leadership of Dr. Ryan, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, investigators are seeking to understand the interplay among social contextual and neurobehavioral factors in predicting children’s response to a CBT intervention for anxiety disorders.

Anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence are often associated with difficulties in family, social, and school environments. The investigators in this study are interested in learning how talk therapy influences children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. They hope to obtain a better understanding of these disorders and to be able to predict who will benefit most from different therapies in order to design better treatment options. Findings from this study may improve the chance of early detection and treatment of anxiety disorders among children and adolescents.


6/1/08 - 5/31/13


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)