SMART Study

A Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) Assessing Medication and CBT Sequencing Strategies in the Treatment of Predominantly Ethnic Minority, Underserved Youth with Anxiety Disorders 
This is a randomized trial to help determine which of two gold standard treatments, Medication or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or their combination, is most effective when treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Treatment of every child with an anxiety disorder begins with the question of which treatment to start first, and then what to do if that initial treatment is not as helpful as it should be. This study will help patients, families, and clinicians determine which treatment sequences are most helpful for which specific patients.
CHLA IRB Number
CHLA-19-00478
Study Type
Drug Treatment
Eligibility
Children ages 8-17 with anxiety. At least one parent/caregiver who is fluent in English or Spanish.
Clinical Trials Government Identifier
NCT04760275
Enrollment Status
Open
Does this study also recruit healthy volunteers?
No
Coordinator Contact
Courtney Marcelino
Contact Email
SMARTstudy@chla.usc.edu