Youth Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach Pilot Study


About this study

This research study aims to test the feasibility and effectiveness of using the Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach smartphone app as an addition to traditional therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth, particularly those youth who may have limited access to mental health treatment in the traditional clinical setting.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 7 to 17
  • Primary diagnosis of
    • social phobia
    • separation anxiety disorder
    • panic disorder with and without agoraphobia
    • specific phobia
    • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • A parent or other primary care giver available to participate with the child in all assessment and treatment activities
  • Estimated average intelligence
  • English speaking


Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of and/or current diagnosis of

    • psychosis
    • autism
    • bipolar disorder
    • mental retardation
    • oppositional defiant disorder
    • PTSD
    • selective mutism
    • major depressive disorder
  • Current suicidality or recent suicidal behavior
  • Parent to be involved in study who is unable to adequately participate due to intellectual or psychiatric difficulties
  • Starting or changing the dosage of a psychiatric medication in the last two months

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D., L.P.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Deanna Hofschulte CCRP


More information


Publications are currently not available