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.
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.
Separation Anxiety Disorder in Children
WebMD explains separation anxiety disorder in children, including symptoms, causes, and treatment.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
If you have unwanted thoughts or habits that you can’t stop thinking about or doing and they stand in the way of you living your life as you wish, you may have OCD. Learn what may cause OCD, what its symptoms are, and how it’s treated.
What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
WebMD explains generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Childhood Fears and Anxieties
Experts explain how parents can help when their children show signs of typical childhood fears and anxieties.
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.