Child Anxiety Directory
Many children suffer from varying degrees of anxiety, from common fears such as fear of needles to anxiety attacks. Symptoms of general anxiety may include irritability, digestive problems, inability to concentrate, persistent fear, refusing to go places or be away from parents, insomnia, and more. Talk to your child's pediatrician about your concerns if you think your child may have anxiety. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how anxiety affects children, signs of anxiety, treatments for anxiety in kids, and much more.
Separation Anxiety Disorder in Children
WebMD explains separation anxiety disorder in children, including symptoms, causes, and treatment.
Anxiety Disorders in Children
An explanation of anxiety disorders in children, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and social phobia.
Learn More About Specific Phobias
WebMD explains various kinds of phobias, including their causes, symptoms, and symptoms.
A Look at Mental Illness in Children
An overview of mental illness in children.
Helping a Child Who Is Afraid of Shots
WebMD gives tips for helping a child who is afraid of getting a shot. Learn how parents can make the vaccine process go smoothly.
Kids Afraid of Life
When shyness is more than just typical discomfort with new people and situations -- when it's severe enough to interfere with a child's daily life -- it's called social anxiety. It's a common problem, and there is help available.
How Parents Can Handle Teen Angst
Teen angst is a bummer for parents, too. Learn how you can get through it -- and help your kid, too.
How to Overcome Children’s Fear of the Dark
WebMD explains why some kids are afraid of the dark, how parents can help, and ways to conquer fear of the dark.