Researchers at Mayo Clinic are working to:

  • Develop and improve diagnosis and treatment tools for anxiety disorders in children, including comparing different versions of cognitive behavior therapy for childhood anxiety disorders
  • Improve the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders for adults in the primary care setting
  • Determine the feasibility and effectiveness of time-limited behavioral interventions for anxiety disorders
  • Examine the use of technology in providing treatment for anxiety


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on anxiety disorders on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Dec. 31, 2015
  1. Anxiety disorders. In: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5. 5th ed. Arlington, Va.: American Psychiatric Association; 2013. Accessed Sept. 24, 2015.
  2. Anxiety disorders. National Institute of Mental Health. Accessed Sept. 24, 2015.
  3. Cook, AJ. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Sept. 14, 2015.
  4. Anxiety disorders. National Alliance on Mental Illness. Accessed Oct. 1, 2015.
  5. Help with anxiety disorders. American Psychiatric Association. Accessed Oct. 1, 2015.
  6. Reinhold JA, et al. Pharmacological treatment for generalized anxiety disorder in adults: An update. Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy. 2015;16:1669.
  7. Bandelow B, et al. Efficacy of treatments for anxiety disorders: A meta-analysis. International Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2015;30:183.
  8. Find support. National Alliance on Mental Illness. Accessed Oct. 1, 2015.
  9. Bazzan AJ, et al. Current evidence regarding the management of mood and anxiety disorders using complementary and alternative medicine. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 2014;14:411.
  10. Natural medicines in the clinical management of anxiety. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Accessed Oct. 1, 2015.
  11. Sarris J, et al. Plant-based medicines for anxiety disorders, Part 2: A review of clinical studies with supporting preclinical evidence. CNS Drugs. 2013;27:301.
  12. Bystritsky A. Complementary and alternative treatments for anxiety symptoms and disorders: Herbs and medications. Accessed Oct. 4, 2015.
  13. Bystritsky A. Pharmacotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder. Accessed Oct. 4, 2015.
  14. Whiteside SP (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Oct. 27, 2015.
  15. Sawchuk CN (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Nov. 6, 2015.