Anxiety and Kids: The Basics

Parenting Anxious Kids

Anxiety and School

Treatment for Anxiety in Children

Anxiety: Families Share Their Stories

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Children with generalized anxiety disorder have a lot of worry about a variety of everyday things, rather than one specific thing.

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Kids with separation anxiety are extremely afraid of being away from parents or caregivers.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Children with social anxiety experience aren’t just shy. They experience intense worry about embarrassing themselves or being judged negatively by others.

Specific Phobias

A specific phobia means that a child is intensely afraid of a particular thing, like dogs or heights.

Selective Mutism

Kids with selective mutism are usually talkative at home but refuse to talk in other settings (like in school or public places).

Illness Anxiety Disorder

Children with illness anxiety disorder worry a lot about getting seriously ill.

Panic Disorder

Kids with panic disorder experience repeated panic attacks, which have symptoms that can feel like a heart attack.