child and adolescent anxiety

When a teenager had an extreme panic attack that could have jeopardized her safety, her mother was shocked to discover that her child's condition was not treated as an emergency. Is this treatment normal, and what does it say about how mental health disorders are being cared for?

Anxiety can occur at almost any age, but it can be especially hard to deal with for kids and teens. There is a lot of pressure for kids to perform well in school today, and some don't know how to cope with everything. Find out how to teach your children healthy ways to handle their school-related stress.

According to a recent article about mental health in kids, one in four children is suffering from an anxiety disorder. How can you talk to your kids about anxiety? And is there a way to spot it before it gets too serious? Find out here.

Anxiety disorders come in many different forms. Everyone experiences some anxiety, especially in stressful situations. But can your way of life actually be causing you unnecessary grief? Find out what you may be doing that can make you feel more anxious.

Do you have questions about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Looking for good resources from around the Internet which can give you more information on the condition? If so, you should come read this article which will answer your questions in a straightforward manner.

As unsympathetic as the suggestion may sound, some psychology experts have proposed that an important reason people suffer from social anxiety is because they are overly focused on themselves. A blog post on PsychCentral discusses how self-absorption can affect people who are hyper-aware of how others perceive them.

People with asthma sometimes experience an attack when they are feeling highly emotional. This may be one reason why people with asthma see a worsening of symptoms if they also suffer from an anxiety disorder or depression. Read more about it here.

OCD is a serious and all-consuming illness. Even children can find themselves caught in the unhealthy and seemingly relentless patterns that are a major part of an obsessive-compulsive's life. It seems that OCD is becoming more and more common, which has led researchers to question: What causes OCD? Read about the latest findings here.

Many parents of anxious children are concerned about getting the best possible treatment for their kids. They wonder about the short- and long-term effects of an anxiety problem. How will having an anxiety disorder affect a child's social life? What about his or her development? Find out what you want to know here.

Going to the dentist can be a major source of stress for parents and children alike. It's important for parents to teach their kids how to handle visits to the dentist in with as much maturity and calmness as possible. Find out how to do that here.
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