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Anxiety & Panic Disorders Health Center

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Are anxiety and fear interfering with your everyday life? Have you had a panic attack? These articles will help you sort out the symptoms, in yourself or your child.


The symptoms may be similar, but each requires different treatment. This article explains.

This article will help you understand what’s happening during a panic attack.

Warning Signs

This list of symptoms will help you identify the type of anxiety disorder you have.

Parents often mistake depression in children for moodiness. This article will help you understand.


Learn the difference between normal anxiety and panic attacks.

If you dread the thought of getting up in front of a group of people and performing, you are not alone.

Daily life becomes a constant state of worry, fear, and dread. Learn about the excessive worry that accompanies generalized anxiety. Does it sound familiar?

It’s a problem more common that you might think, and is often linked with serious depression. This overview explains.

Social anxiety disorder is often called social phobia, an excessive fear of social situations. Learn more about this common problem.

Panic disorder is a serious condition that strikes without reason or warning. This article explains.

Phobia is a persistent, excessive fear of a specific situation or object. Learn more about these very common fears.

When is a child simply “clingy” and when is it separation anxiety disorder? Here’s what you should know.

Intense, irrational fears of specific objects (like a dog) or a situation (like flying) could need professional attention. This link will take you to a web site that can help.

Between ages 6 and 11, excessive worry and anxiety may need professional attention. This link will take you to a web site that can help.

Intense fear of social and situations in your child may require professional help. This link will take you to a web site that can help performance.

In adolescence, children can develop unexpected panic attacks that may require treatment. This link will take you to a web site that can help.


An anxiety disorder can lead to trouble at work -- trouble concentrating, difficulty working with colleagues, and other problems. Should you be concerned?

Emotional dependency puts people at risk for anxiety disorders and other mental health problems. This article explains.

People who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance abuse, or an eating disorder are also at risk for self-injury. Read on to learn more.

Hair pulling is a type of impulse-control disorder, and is often linked with depression or anxiety. This overview explains.

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