Pediatric Generalized Anxiety Disorder Guidelines

Updated: May 24, 2023
  • Author: Dennis Anthony Nutter, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Guidelines Summary

US Preventive Services Task Force

In April 2022, The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted draft recommendation statements on screening for anxiety in children and adolescents. The USPSTF recommends screening children 12 years and older for depression and, for the first time, recommends screening children ages 8 years and older for anxiety. [8]