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Study examining family factors and anxiety in children and adolescents

This research study aims to provide a better understanding of anxiety disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), in young people and relevant family factors. It may also help in the development of more effective treatments for young people experiencing problems with anxiety. 

What's involved?

Young person will be asked to participate in a short interview, fill in some questionnaires, and participate in two brief activities with their primary caregiver. The first activity involves five-minute parent-child discussions. The second activity involves preparing a two--to three-minute talk with the help of a parent. 

The primary caregiver will be asked to fill in some questionnaires, complete a short telephone interview and talk about their child briefly. The young person and their parent will be given a movie voucher to thank them for participating in the study.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • children and adolescents aged eight to 17 years and their primary caregivers
  • young people to take part – those with anxiety and others without any problems

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator:

For further information please contact Chloe McGrath on 0415 080 767 or email