Anxiety Disorders: Screenings and Interventions


Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent problems affecting children and adolescents and PCPs are typically the first point of contact for these patients who are symptomatic. These disorders can interfere significantly with functioning in a wide range of domains and if left untreated, could have a negative impact on the child’s ability to form effective strategies and possibly led to the development of other mental health conditions. This training will provide PCP’s an overview of anxiety disorders and how they commonly present within the primary care setting.

Given that the primary care setting is a initial touch point for treatment of anxiety disorders, this module will provide tools for evaluating and assessing anxiety disorders while using a developmentally appropriate approach.

Learning Objectives

After completing this training, you will be able to…

  • Understand how anxiety disorders typically present across various stages of a child’s development
  • Identify symptoms of anxiety disorders within a primary care setting
  • Describe various tools to assess and evaluate anxiety disorders within children in a primary care setting
  • Recognize the differences between anxiety disorders and various somatic disorders
  • Review evidence-based treatment approaches for anxiety disorders

Course Information

Estimated Time: 1 hour


Course Instructors

  • Christine Crawford headshotChristine Crawford
    MD, MPH
  • Michelle P. Durham headshotMichelle P. Durham
    MD, MPH
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