Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Feb;46(2):267-83. doi: 10.1097/01.chi.0000246070.23695.06.


This revised practice parameter reviews the evidence from research and clinical experience and highlights significant advancements in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders since the previous parameter was published. It highlights the importance of early assessment and intervention, gathering information from various sources, assessment of comorbid disorders, and evaluation of severity and impairment. It presents evidence to support treatment with psychotherapy, medications, and a combination of interventions in a multimodal approach.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Anxiety Agents / therapeutic use
  • Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Anxiety Disorders / therapy
  • Child
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Comorbidity
  • Consensus Development Conferences as Topic
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Family Therapy
  • Humans
  • Personality Assessment*
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic


  • Anti-Anxiety Agents