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Mar 3, 2021

What are the risk factors for pediatric anxiety, and how might those be altered by the pandemic? How can emotional intelligence and emotion regulation play a role in managing anxiety? What is self-efficacy, and why is it so important for managing pediatric anxiety? In this timely episode, we discuss how to manage pediatric anxiety with Dr. Krystal Lewis.

Dr. Lewis is clinical psychologist with the Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience (SDAN) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She is also a member of the Stigma Scientific Interest Group (SIG), and the NIMH Anti-Racism Task Force at the National Institute of Health (NIH). She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for treating pediatric anxiety, and her research has focused on identifying mechanisms underlying the effectiveness of CBT. Dr. Lewis has extensive clinical experience treating anxious children and adolescents. She is also an advocate for early intervention, prevention and evidence-based treatments. She is currently a member of the Board for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and co-chairs the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Special Interest Group.


Research Involvement at the NIMH:

Clinical Studies at the NIMH:

Clinical Study on Pediatric Anxiety: Call: (301) 827-1340 /Email:


My Mental Health: Do I Need Help? (NIMH)

5 Things You Should Know About Stress (NIMH)

COVID-19: Stress and Coping (CDC)

Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

Books for children/adolescents

Outsmarting Worry: The Older Kids’ Guide to Managing Anxiety:

Rewire Your Anxious Brain For Teens:

Books for Parents :