Youth Anxiety Center


Youth Anxiety Center

Advancing the Understanding and Treatment of Anxiety in Teens and Young Adults


A Leader in Psychiatry Research and Behavioral Health Care

The research mission of NewYork-Presbyterian’s Youth Anxiety Center is to advance our understanding of what causes anxiety in adolescents and young adults and conduct innovative research that will ultimately transform patient care.

Our faculty combined with the faculty of the Departments of Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Weill Cornell Medical College, are recognized leaders in psychiatric research. They are experts in their fields of inquiry and education programs and share the goal of improving our understanding of mental health conditions and anxiety disorders to better manage and develop effective treatments.

Psychiatry Clinical Trials

Patients of all ages have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials exploring the biology of psychiatric conditions or evaluating potentially more effective treatments. Recent clinical studies have focused on anxiety and other disorders including bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Learn what clinical trials we are currently conducting:

Participating in a Clinical Trial

If there is a clinical trial currently underway that would be of benefit, a member of our staff will fully explain the study to you and your child in a process called informed consent to be sure you completely understand the study goals, design, and what is required of participants. Once the details of the study are known, you and your child can decide on whether to participate. The decision to enroll in a clinical trial is entirely voluntary. If you sign up and change your mind, you can withdraw at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Anxiety Research

Laboratory Research

Despite advances in neuroscience, much remain to be discovered about the biology of the brain and the fundamental mechanisms underlying psychiatric conditions. Laboratory investigators at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College are conducting game-changing research to glean new insights into the biology of the mind. The findings generated by their studies may lead to clinical trials of more effective therapies that help patients with psychiatric disorders not only at NewYork-Presbyterian and the Youth Anxiety Center but around the world.

Learn more about our research labs, projects, and publications here:

NewYork-Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center