LifeGrowth Psychological Services


HOPE FOR CHANGE IN EVERY STAGE OF LIFE

 


​Quick Facts:


  • Anxiety is one of the most common  disorders in kids, affecting between one and two out of ten kids.

  • Anxiety disorders are common in preschool children, and they follow patterns similar to those in older children. 
  • One anxiety disorder is often co-occurring with another anxiety disorder, as well as with other psychiatric disorders—especially depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (30%). 

Our Approach to Anxiety

Helping Your Socially Vulnerable Child
by Andrew Eisen, Ph.D. and Linda
Engler, Ph.D.
What To Do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner
          (a great book for younger children)
Recommended Reading:
Helping Your Anxious Child by Sue Spence
          (to help parents guide their child through anxiety recovery)
Websites: 


Organizations:
Anxiety Disorders Association of America: 
                     www.adaa.org
     
Anxiety Panic Attack Resource Site:
      www.anxietypanic.com

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More information on our treatment approach of:
ADHD
Anxiety Disorders
​Aspergers/Autism
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Divorce Issues
Eating Disorders
Grief
Hotlines
Learning Disorders
Marital Issues
Mental Health Organizations
Nutrition and Mental Health
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Self-Injury
Self Esteem/ Personal Development
​Sexual Addictions
​Substance Abuse
​Trauma

Resources on anxiety that we recommend:

​Anxiety  is the most common mental health

problem in children, affecting as many as

1 in 8 between the ages of 9 and 17.  Anxiety

has many faces. For some children, it is a

difficulty separating from parents.  Others

struggle with social anxiety.  Many have a

generalized form of anxiety that is

ever-present.  Still others suffer from

obsessive-compulsive difficulties.


The good news is that anxiety is very treatable, with success rates as high as 80%.  The most proven effective approach to anxiety treatment is cognitive-behavioral therapy.  The sooner children with anxiety are identified and treated, the sooner they can get back on track with the business of growing up, learning and being happy. Acting early can prevent a life of trials and tribulations for anxious children and help them take back their childhoods.​