Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center in Providence, RI, is affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The clinic's researchers are dedicated to seeking and practicing effective treatments for children and adolescents with OCD, other anxiety disorders, tic disorders, and trichotilloma.

Primarily serving families in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, the center offers research studies and an outpatient clinic to provide treatment to children and adolescents.

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