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Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Children and Anxiety

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: January 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is anxiety?

What can cause anxiety in children?

What are the different kinds of anxiety a child might feel?

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder
Stranger Anxiety
Separation Anxiety
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

How can I help my child?

How long will my child's anxiety last?

How is anxiety treated?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers


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