Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Course Overview

Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Course Overview

This course discusses the symptoms, types, causes, co-morbidities and management strategies associated with anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) seen in the pediatric population.
Quick Takes

  • New version released on Aug. 1, 2021.
  • Learners can earn 1 CRCE contact hour, 0.75 CNE contact hour, 0.5 PDU contact hour, and 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are the most common mental and/or psychiatric disorders affecting children—about 6.5% of youth today. Only about 20% will receive treatment services.

Some of these children will present to the hospital setting with behavioral and/or somatic complaints. Left untreated, anxiety disorders can result in significant long-term problems such as substance abuse, depression, suicidal ideation, and educational and occupational underachievement. Therefore, increasing education to identify youth at risk is paramount.

Key features

  • Identifies symptoms, diagnostic criterion, and types of anxiety disorders along with explaining OCD. 
  • Discusses causes, maintenance factors, and co-existing conditions associated with OCD and anxiety disorders.
  • Video examples of symptoms of pediatric anxiety disorders.


  • Recognize the symptoms of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder and distinguish the spectrum from developmentally typical versus of clinical concern.
  • Differentiate the types of anxiety and related disorders seen in the pediatric population.
  • Explain the causes and maintenance factors of anxiety disorders and OCD.
  • Discuss the common co-existing medical or psychological conditions that youth with anxiety and related disorders frequently have.
  • Outline evidence-based treatments for anxiety, including psychotropic medications and behavioral interventions.
  • Outline strategies that parents and caregivers (including clinicians) can use to help promote self-regulation, emotional control and resiliency in the anxious youth.

Note: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems. 


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