Preventing Anxiety Disorders in Youth

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2005 by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: December 2, 2003
Last updated: November 17, 2005
Last verified: November 2005
This study will determine the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral therapy program in preventing anxiety disorders in at-risk children.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral: Cognitive behavior therapy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Community Violence and Youth: Preventing Anxiety Disorders

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Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: December 2001
Detailed Description:

Community violence is a major public health problem in low-income, urban communities. The mental health impact of living in a violent community is significant, particularly for children. Community violence exposure is associated with various symptoms of anxiety. Unfortunately, little research on the prevention of community-related anxiety in youth has been conducted. This study involves a school-based prevention and cognitive behavioral therapy program that will involve predominantly African American children who live in urban areas and are at risk for developing anxiety disorders.

Children in this study will be randomly assigned to either an anxiety prevention and early intervention group or a nonintervention group for approximately 3 months. Child, parent, and teacher assessments of anxiety symptoms will be made at the end of the study and at a 6-month follow-up visit.


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mild exposure to community violence
  • Mild to moderate anxiety symptoms or disorders
  • Attending public elementary school in an urban area
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00073619

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Contact: Dana Darney    410-614-4883   
Principal Investigator: Michele R. Cooley, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00073619     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21MH063143  DSIR CT-P 
Study First Received: December 2, 2003
Last Updated: November 17, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 22, 2016