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Title: Manualized Time Limited Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Anxious Children and Adolescents

PI: Barbara Milrod, MD

Institution: WCMC

IRB #: 0902010243

IRB Exp: 12/11/12

Study Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether a specific type of talk therapy is useful for the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and teenagers.  The therapy is called psychodynamic psychotherapy and it is a talking therapy to help you understand why you are so nervous, and which will help you feel better and less anxious. In the therapy, kids think about things that are making their lives difficult and can cause anxiety.  While this might make you a little more nervous for a little while, usually kids feel relief to stop avoiding thinking about things that are difficult.  Therapists will help kids manage their anxiety.

 Involvement: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Sessions, Questionnaires, Interviews

Age: 8-15 years old

Eligibility: Diagnosis of an Anxiety Disorder

Commitment: 45-50 minute sessions 2x per week for 3-months ;1-hour meeting at 6-month follow-up 

Contact: Dr. Barbara Milrod at 212-746-5868

Sponsor(s): Foundation grants: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychoanalytic Association, Independent Pilots Association