Anxiety and Fears in Childhood and Adolescence
Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing children and adolescents today. There is so much stress on our kids, and we're seeing more and more of them for anxiety related problems. In its more severe forms, anxiety in kids is not only extremely distressing for your child, but it can lead to excessive sick days, school refusal, poor grades, and even physical health problems such as headaches and stomachaches.
Like adults, children and adolescents can suffer from panic attacks (also called anxiety attacks), stress, fears, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, frequent worrying, and other forms of anxiety.
The good news is that anxiety is one of the most treatable of mental health problems! Helpful treatments for your child or teen with anxiety include counseling, learning coping skills, behavior modification plans, regular physical exercise, sleep training, and dietary changes. In more severe cases, medications are used to control the symptoms. Our therapists use cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based therapy methods to help your anxious child bring about lasting change.
Whether your little one is struggling with childhood fears, test anxiety, chronic worrying, obsessive thoughts, panic attacks, or generalized anxiety, our child anxiety therapists can help. Our office is in Cary NC, and we are convenient to Raleigh, Apex, and Holly Springs.