Structured games for Anxiety Disorders

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Columbia University Department of Psychiatry/ New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NYAnxiety DisordersStructured games - Behavioral
48 - 71
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial is testing if the Camp Kidpower training, which uses either structured games or a playgroup, can lower anxiety in preschool age children. The study will look at parts of the brain as well as behaviors related to effortful control and fear, before and after training, to see if Kidpower helps kids stay in charge of their behaviors and emotions.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Pre-treatment (baseline) and post-treatment assessments (approximately 4-6 weeks)

Week 6
Change in Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule - Parent Version (ADIS-P)
Change in Clinical Global Impressions -Severity and Improvement Scales
Change in Error Related Negativity (ERN)
Change in National Institutes of Health (NIH) Toolbox Effortful Control (EC) Composite Scale
Week 6
Change in Spence Preschool Anxiety Scale (Spence PAS)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Kidpower - Playgroup
1 of 2
Kidpower - Structured Games
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

90 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Structured games · No Placebo Group · N/A

Kidpower - Structured Games
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Structured games · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Kidpower - Playgroup
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Playgroup · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: pre-treatment (baseline) and post-treatment assessments (approximately 4-6 weeks)

Who is running the clinical trial?

Columbia UniversityLead Sponsor
1,316 Previous Clinical Trials
1,623,893 Total Patients Enrolled
7 Trials studying Anxiety Disorders
13,289 Patients Enrolled for Anxiety Disorders
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)NIH
2,584 Previous Clinical Trials
1,984,648 Total Patients Enrolled
147 Trials studying Anxiety Disorders
64,860 Patients Enrolled for Anxiety Disorders
Michigan State UniversityOTHER
169 Previous Clinical Trials
598,342 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Anxiety Disorders
112 Patients Enrolled for Anxiety Disorders
University of MichiganOTHER
1,647 Previous Clinical Trials
6,420,357 Total Patients Enrolled
13 Trials studying Anxiety Disorders
7,989 Patients Enrolled for Anxiety Disorders
University of MarylandOTHER
152 Previous Clinical Trials
299,721 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Anxiety Disorders
2,641 Patients Enrolled for Anxiety Disorders
Kate Fitzgerald, MDPrincipal InvestigatorColumbia University
1 Previous Clinical Trials
206 Total Patients Enrolled
Kate Rosenblum, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Michigan
1 Previous Clinical Trials
48 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Anxiety Disorders
48 Patients Enrolled for Anxiety Disorders
Kate D Fitzgerald, M.D.Principal InvestigatorColumbia University

Eligibility Criteria

Age 48 - 71 · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Children who have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders such as separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications must be met to participate in this experiment?

"This study seeks to include 90 infants and toddlers, ranging between 48-71 months of age, who are exhibiting signs of anxiety. All participants must be within 4 - 5.99 years old with subclinical or clinical levels of anxiousness." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are there still slots open for enrollment in this experiment?

"Indeed, data posted on affirms that this health experiment is actively recruiting patients and has been since July 7th 2021. Requiring 90 participants across two sites, the study was last updated as recently as December 22nd 2021." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many individuals are currently participating in this clinical trial?

"Affirmative. According to information provided on, this medical trial began recruiting patients on July 7th 2021 and was recently updated on December 22nd of the same year. The research team is looking for 90 participants from two different sites." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Does the requirement for this trial necessitate a certain age limit?

"This study is open for participants within the range of 48 to 71 months old." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
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