Should your child/teen be screened for anxiety?
In April 2022, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended all children ages 8 to 18 be screened for anxiety.
In the absence of clear guidelines for the use of existing screening measures, this website provides basic information on screening for parents and clinicians. You’ll also find valuable info for parents, teachers, physicians, and mental health professionals on risk factors associated with anxiety disorders, how anxiety problems develop, and evidence-based strategies to help kids conquer anxiety problems.
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological problems children face and, fortunately, the most treatable.
Information About Anxiety in Children
How to Screen a Child for Anxiety Disorders
Use our resources to learn to properly screen for anxiety.
What is Anxiety?
Learn what anxiety is and the different ways it can show up. Find out when it becomes a disorder.
How Common Are Anxiety Disorders?
Learn how prevalent anxiety is in children and teens, and why it should be identified early.
How do you follow up if your child has an anxiety disorder? The most effective treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy.