Bright Nights Community Forum: Identification and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Tuesday September 24, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Anxiety disorders can be disabling and are surprisingly common, affecting up to 30% of all youth. While transient fears and anxieties are a normal part of child and adolescent development, if the anxiety causes excessive distress, leads to avoidance, and/or interferes with school performance, activities, or relationships, this could be an indication of an anxiety disorder. The good news is that effective treatments are available.

Learn more about anxiety disorders in youth and adolescents, including the latest treatment options, at this forum featuring Kate Fitzgerald, MD, Assistant Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry, co-director of the Pediatric Anxiety and Tic Disorders Clinic, and a U-M Depression Center faculty member. Dr. Fitzgerald's presentation will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with expert panelists, including Depression Center faculty members Joseph Himle, PhD, MSW and Elizabeth Koschmann, PhD, along with Karen Nicholson-Muth, LMSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor.

This event is cosponsored by the U-M Depression Center. For more information on the Center, visit the Depression Center website at, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or