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Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds

Edited by Dr Ramesh Manocha & Gyongyi Horvath
To read the full chapter go to Volume 1, chapter 4, pp. 53-63.


Professor Jennie Hudson
Director, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University
Professor Jennie Hudson is the Director, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University. Jennie’s research focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to children’s emotional health and improving interventions available to children experiencing anxiety disorders. Jennie is a co-author of the Cool
Kids program and the books Treating anxious children: An evidence- based approach and Psychopatholog y and the Family.


Dr Anna McKinnon

Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University

Dr Anna McKinnon is a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic. Her research investigates the cognitive, behavioural, emotional and biological factors maintaining psychological disorders in the aftermath of trauma.


This chapter will provide an overview of anxiety problems in adolescence and is for parents, teachers and other adults who have contact with adolescents who could be experiencing an anxiety disorder. Readers will gain an understanding of what anxiety is, what causes anxiety problems, how to recognise when anxiety becomes a problem, and what to do to receive support.

Want to Learn More, Get Help or Find Support?

There are currently no podcasts available. This page will be updated once new podcasts have been created.

Brave Program: online CBT program for kids and teens with anxiety

Cool Kids Program: skills-based program for kids, teens and their parents on how to better manage anxiety in children

Mindshift App: evidence-based smartphone app to assist teens and youth cope with anxiety

If you need urgent mental health support please visit our general supporting resources page [link to page] to contact the relevant service.

Rapee, RM, Schniering, CA & Hudson, JL 2009, ‘Anxiety disorders during childhood and adolescence: Origins and treatment’, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, vol. 5, pp 335–365.
Rapee, RM, Wignall, A, Hudson, JL & Schniering, CA 2000, Treating anxiety in
children: An evidence-based approach, New Harbinger Publications, Oakland.

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