Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders

Web Resources


Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
The national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and treating anxiety, depression, and related disorders. Provides information on these disorders, and how to cope with and treat symptoms. 


ADAA Children and Teens with Anxiety
This page lists topics specific to children and teens with anxiety. Includes links to sections on childhood anxiety disorders, treatment, tips for parents, anxiety disorders at school, and school refusal.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Publication on anxiety disorders that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of major anxiety disorders. Includes information on getting help and coping. A free PDF version can be printed to use as a resource with students and families. 

Mental Health America (MHA)
What you need to know about anxiety disorders, with links to more information about generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorders and phobias, and PTSD.

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
Fact sheet on anxiety disorders and how these disorders affect children and adolescents. Includes educational implications, instructional strategies, and classroom accommodations.

Sample Accommodations for Anxious Kids from
Resource list for dealing with anxiety disorder.

Promising Practices Network Evaluation of Coping Cat
Promising Practices Network identifies Coping Cat as a ‘Program that Works’ after analyzing research on the treatment program. This summary outlines program information, evaluation methods and findings, implementation details, issues to consider, and other resources.

Journal Research Articles


CSCORE does not endorse any of the following research studies.  Instead, our goal is to present you with the latest research being conducted.  It is up to you to decide if the study is reliable and valid.

Do Social Threat Cognitions Decrease with School-Based CBT and Predict Treatment Outcome in Adolescents with Social Anxiety Disorder?

Ryan, J. L., Fox, J. K., Lowe, S. R., & Warner, C. M. (2019). Do social threat cognitions decrease with school-based CBT and predict treatment outcome in adolescents with social anxiety disorder? Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33(4), 331-342. 

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Students with Anxiety: The Role of the Professional School Counselor
Hanie, E.H., & Stanard, R.P. (2009). Students with anxiety: The role of the professional school counselor. Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, 16(1), 49-55.
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Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children: Long-term (6 Year) Follow-up
Barrett, P.M., Duffy, A.L., Dadds, M.R., & Rapee, R.M. (2001). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders in children: Long-term (6 year) follow-up. Journal of Consulting Clinical Psychology, 69, 135-141.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders in Youth
Seligman, L.D., & Ollendick, T.H. (2011). Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in youth. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 20(2), 217-238.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders: Clinical Research Advances
Albano, A.M., & Kendall, P.C. (2002). Cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders: Clinical research advances. International Review of Psychiatry, 14(2), 129-134.
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Flexible Application of the Coping Cat Program for Anxious Youth
Beidas, R.S., Benjamin, C.L., Puleo, C.M., Edmunds, J.M., & Kendall, P.C. (2010). Flexible application of the Coping Cat program for anxious youth. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17(2), 142-153.
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Test Anxiety Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Treatment Studies from 2000-2010
Von der Embse, N., Barterian, J., & Segool, N. (2013). Test anxiety interventions for children and adolescents: A systematic review of treatment studies from 2000-2010. Psychology in the Schools, 50(1), 57-71.
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Effect of Anxiety Reduction on Children’s School Performance and Social Adjustment
Wood, J.J. (2006). Effect of anxiety reduction on children’s school performance and social adjustment. Developmental Psychology, 42(2), 345-349.
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Treating Adolescents with Social Anxiety Disorder in School: An Attention Control Trial
Warner, C.M., Fisher, P.H., Shrout, P.E., Rathor, S., & Klein, R.G. (2007). Treating adolescents with social anxiety disorder in school: An attention control trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(7), 676-686.
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Bibliotherapy Suggestions


Chansky, T. E. (2004). Freeing your child from anxiety. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.

Crist, J. J. (2004). What to do when you're scared and worried: A guide for kids. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Dacey, J. S., & Fiore, L. B. (2001). Your anxious child: How parents and teachers can relieve anxiety in children. San Francisco, CA:              Jossey-Bass.

Ellis, A. (1998). How to control your anxiety before it controls you. New York, NY: Citadel Press.

Huebner, D. (2005). What to do when you worry too much: A kid's guide to overcoming anxiety. Washington, DC: Magination Press.

Kendall, P.C., Choudhury, M., Hudson, J., & Webb, A. (2002). The C.A.T. project manual for the cognitive behavioral treatment of                anxious adolescents. Ardmore, PA: Workbook Publishing.

Morris, T.L., & March, J.S. (Eds.). (2004). Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Moser, A. (1988). Don't pop your cork on Mondays!: The children's anti-stress book. Kansas City, MO: Landmark.

Rapee, R., Wignall, A., Spece, S., Lyneham, H., & Cobham, V., (2008). Helping your anxious child: A step-by-step guide for parents              (2nd ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Shapiro, L. E., & Sprague, R. K. (2009). The relaxation and stress reduction workbook for kids: Help for children to cope with stress,            anxiety and transitions. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.