John T. Walkup, MD, is a leader in the treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents and chief of the department of child adolescent psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian hospital and the Weill Cornell Medical Center: When Anxious Children Become Anxious Adolescents.

Related: Understanding Anxiety in Children and Teens

What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

Teens say anxiety and depression are among the top serious challenges for their peers