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​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%). 

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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)
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: 
Anxiety Panic Attack
Resource Site:

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.​