About Anxiety in Childhood
Anxiety in children is different than in adults. In adulthood, anxiety manifests as unusual levels of worry and preoccupation with matters such as personal finances, social interactions, and personal appearance.
In children, the worry and preoccupation tend to be about childhood issues such as school and academics, peer interactions and extracurricular activities. This often results in children having increased somatic (physical) complaints such as tummy aches, headaches, poor sleep, and school attendance problems.
These youngsters are “stressed” about their physical symptoms and repeatedly visit the school counselor.
About the Study Medication
The medication in this study is approved by the US FDA for treatment of depression and anxiety in adults and is widely used in treatment of both adults and children. This study is being conducted to evaluate safety and effectiveness of the medication specifically in children ages 7-17 with anxiety. Northwest Clinical Research Center is seeking the help of research volunteers who would like to be part of this project.
A caregiver is required to be present at all appointments.
No Cost Study
There is no cost to participate in the study, and the study participant will receive the following if eligible:
- Medical Evaluation
- Investigational Medication
- Study Related Medical Care
- Compensation and travel up to $400