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.
Causes of Anxiety
The causes of anxiety are not always easy to isolate. A look at many factors that can create symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Learn More About Specific Phobias
WebMD explains various kinds of phobias, including their causes, symptoms, and symptoms.
What Are Panic Attacks?
Panic attacks are common -- and scary. Learn more about panic disorder.
A Look at Mental Illness in Children
An overview of mental illness in children.
Is Shyness a Mental Disorder?
For a surprising number of people, social awkwardness is more than an uncomfortable anxiety. It is a mental disorder that needs to be treated.
What Is a Panic Attack?
Panic attacks are truly terrifying and can happen without warning or reason, causing sudden fear and extreme nervousness for 10 minutes or more.
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.
Recognizing Childhood Depression, Anxiety
Learn the symptoms that signal depression in children and how childhood depression differs from normal sadness.