Sleep and Anxiety
Center for Kids
University of Houston
4505 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77204
Worry in Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) experience persistent, uncontrollable worry/anxiety about a number of different things. Excessive worry/anxiety can negatively impact children’s lives in numerous ways. In this study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), we are trying to better understand the causes of GAD in children between the ages of 7 and 11 years. To participate or learn more email us. Please use the name of the study you are interested in as the email subject line.
Targeted Behavioral Therapy (TBT) for Children with GAD
In this study, we are examining the effectiveness of a new, 16-week behavioral treatment for children ages 6 to 12 years with generalized anxiety, called Targeted Behavioral Therapy (TBT). Children will be randomized to TBT or a similar intervention. Treatment involves teaching children new skills for managing their anxiety and improving their sleep. To participate or learn more email us. Please use the name of the study you are interested in as the email subject line.
Risk and Resilience in Military Families
Repeated and extended wartime deployments pose significant stress to children and families. Although there is an increased awareness of the need to evaluate the mental health of soldiers, less attention has been paid to the effects of deployment on other family members. This study aims to understand the impact of military deployment on children and spouses/partners with the goal of informing effective prevention/intervention programs. Military families with one parent who has deployed previously as part of OIF/OEF and who have at least one child between the ages of 2 and 17 years are being recruited to participate. No in-person visits are required. To learn more please contact Jessica Balderas at (713) 743-4134 or email us at UH.MilitaryFamilyStudy@gmail.com.