A panic attack is the sudden experience of a terrifying and overwhelming surge of fear. The attack can be brought on by known triggers or can sometimes occur seemingly "out of the blue." Panic attacks are very distressing and, once over, leave the person feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. As a … [Read more...] about Panic attacks and panic disorder
Anxiety can cause persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things.
Children and adults with anxiety often experience exaggerated worry and tension, often expecting the worst, even when there is no apparent reason for concern.
Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, insomnia, and selective mutism.
If you, your child, or your teenager are caught up in a cycle of worries or feel that your everyday life is causing you excessive anxiety, please reach out for help.
Is your child refusing to go to school, asking to sleep in your bed, or panicked about his or her everyday life? Is your child terrified to experience separation from you, or try new things? Is he afraid to do things that other kids his age do confidently? Anxiety treatment for children may … [Read more...] about Anxiety treatment for kids and teens
Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes an intense fear of situations that may make you feel trapped and helpless. These situations are often associated with public places, being in an enclosed space, standing in line, or being in a crowd. Overcoming agoraphobia is possible, however, … [Read more...] about Overcoming agoraphobia
The experience of anxiety is normal and affects all of us from a very early age. Anxiety is a useful emotion and is meant to keep us safe. It keeps us from taking unnecessary risks and putting ourselves in danger. However, for some people, their anxiety levels are way above normal. They may worry … [Read more...] about Managing child anxiety by treating parents
Have you noticed that your child avoids certain situations or feels anxious when you aren’t around? Has your child frequently complained about an upset stomach, the feeling that it is hard to breathe or very sweaty hands? If you answered yes, then your child may have a phobia. Irrational … [Read more...] about Overcoming phobias
Is your child able to speak normally at home but unable to speak in school or community settings? Your child may be suffering from selective mutism and can benefit from treatment. Selective mutism is most common in children under age five. The cause or causes are unknown. Most experts believe … [Read more...] about Selective mutism treatment