Science News features UC researcher on youth anxiety

Jeffrey Strawn, MD, among experts looking at therapies for young brains

The latest issue of Science News looks at anxiety in preschoolers and features the comments of psychiatrist Jeffrey Strawn, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine and director of UC's Anxiety Disorders Research Program. 

The article estimates that 10 to 20% of U.S. preschoolers suffer from one of several anxiety disorders. 

While Strawn doesn't advocate medication for all anxious kids, he says in difficult cases, medication can be appropriate for even younger children.

Strawn's recent research examines common medications prescribed for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, to determine which are the most effective and best-tolerated.  

 

Featured image: Jeffrey Strawn, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics. Photo / AHC Communication Services.