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Anxiety and Stress Disorders (Children)

sad young adolescent girl, fist on cheekAnxiety Symptoms

Anxiety symptoms are linked to specific mental and behavioral disorders which can appear even in very young children. Examples of these anxiety symptoms are:

  • thoughts and fears about safety of self and parents
  • expressing worries about things before they happen
  • constant worries or concern about school, friends, or sports.

Some anxious children are afraid to meet or talk to new people. As a result, they have few friends outside the family.

Anxiety can also be expressed through physical (More)


Understanding Anxiety and Stress Disorders (Children)

  • Get Kids Psyched to Go Back to School
  • For Troups and Families (Mental Health America)
  • Mental Health Disorders in Children and Teens (OSU Wexner Medical Center)
  • Anxiety Disorders (Nemours)
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children (National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)
  • Anxiety: Children
  • Childhood Anxiety Disorders (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

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  • Are there Treatment Options for Children?
  • Are there Treatments Other than Medications?
  • Can Symptoms be Caused by a Death in the Family, Illness in a Parent, Family Financial Problems, Divorce, or Other Events?
  • Does Medication Affect Young Children Differently than Older Children or Adults?
  • How are Mental Illnesses Diagnosed in Young Children?
  • How can Families of Children with Mental Illness Get Support?
  • How Do I Know if my Child’s Problems are Serious?
  • How Do I Work with my Child’s School?
  • How Should Medication be Included in an Overall Treatment Plan?
  • What are Psychotropic Medications?
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    Floyd R Sallee, MD
    University of Cincinnati

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    Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014