The Anxiety Program serves children and adolescents aged 5 to 18 years old, along with their families. We diagnose and treat kids and teens with a full range of anxiety conditions, including but not limited to Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Facts about Anxiety Conditions
- Children with anxiety are likely to experience excessive worrying, accompanied by physical arousal that can manifest as nausea, headaches, restlessness, jitteriness or insomnia.
- Some examples of presenting complaints include obsessions about contamination or safety, or anxiousness about separation from parents, attending school or social interaction.
- It is not uncommon for children to present with two or more anxiety concerns concurrently, as well as other co-morbid conditions that might include tics, social, mood and behavior concerns.
- Children who are anxious are likely to exhibit tantrums that are developmentally atypical, especially when pressured to face anxiety-provoking situations.
- Anxiety concerns tend to run in families, and children with anxiety are likely to have siblings or parents who also suffer from excessive anxiety.
- Anxiety can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy alone, or in combination with medication.
Specific Anxiety Conditions Treated
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobias
- Performance Anxiety
- Tic Disorders
- Panic Disorder
Resources for Families on Anxiety
For more information about childhood and adolescent anxiety concerns and OCD, we recommend the following resources: