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  • Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • The Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center is affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

    The clinic's researchers are dedicated to seeking effective treatments for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders. Research at the clinic uses behavioral techniques and assessment of family interaction to provide treatment for youth ages 5 to 17 with OCD.

    Current Studies

    • How do families work together to solve problems?
      The Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic (PARC) is conducting a research study looking at how families interact and respond to different situations. We are looking for non-anxious children ages 8-12 to visit our clinic with their parents to talk together about different situations and work on some puzzles.
      Principal Investigator:Abbe Garcia, PhD

    • Anxiety Assessment Study
      PARC is conducting assessments for children ages 6-17 with possible symptoms of Separation Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, and Social Anxiety. At the end of the assessment, you will receive a written report of feedback and may receive treatment at PARC or referrals appropriate to your child.
      Principal Investigator:Jennifer Freeman, PhD

    • Neuropsychology Study
       
      PARC is conducting a study to learn more about potential risk factors for childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We are looking for children ages 9-17 who may be experiencing OCD symptoms. All children will receive a brief assessment and those qualifying will complete various computerized tasks exploring how children with OCD think and solve problems. At the end of the study, you will receive a written report of feedback and may receive treatment at PARC or referrals appropriate to your child.
      Principal Investigator:Abbe Garcia, PhD

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