Helping Kids with Clinical Anxiety: Dr. Kate Fitzgerald

Join One Mind President Brandon Staglin and Dr. Kate Fitzgerald, the 2016 One Mind / AIM Sullivan Family Foundation Rising Star Award winner, to discuss her innovative approach to brain training to remedy children’s clinical anxiety. Audience questions welcome.

Life can be scary, especially when you’re four years old. For the 20% of young children who experience clinical anxiety, life might get more challenging as their fears grow with them, and about a third to half of such kids remain anxious even after currently available treatments.

Lucky us, Dr. Kate Fitzgerald joined us for a Brain Waves webcast on Facebook Live on April 25, 2018. Dr. Fitzgerald is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Michigan, and a 2016 One Mind / AIM Sullivan Family Foundation Rising Star Award winner. She has developed Camp Kidpower, a brilliantly original psychosocial means to treat clinical anxiety in young children, and she was here to talk with us about how it works and what it might mean for the future of these young lives.

Dr. Fitzgerald was available to answer your questions via this page through Friday, April 27 at 2:00 PM PDT.

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12 thoughts on “Helping Kids with Clinical Anxiety: Dr. Kate Fitzgerald

  1. Do you know how much federal funding is allocated towards studying childhood anxiety? If it’s not enough, how would you make the case to policymakers for more federal funds for research into childhood anxiety?

  2. I’m curious to learn about the overlap of other brain health conditions in children (ADHD, autism, etc) with childhood anxiety. Are there specific conditions that are more typical? What are some of the main challenges for each that affect treatment and for clinical anxiety?

  3. What about taking the danger out of what the child might be fearing? There are words such as bearing some discomfort, being a little embarrassed or feeling inadequate. It is something that most all children feel and there is really no danger to be concerned about.

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