Anxiety

 

All children and teens experience anxiety at one time or another. However, intense and persistent anxiety can be problematic and lead to avoidance of places, people or activities. Although parents can be helpful in diminishing anxiety, true anxiety disorders often call for professional intervention and evidence-based treatment.

 

Approximately 1 in 8 children suffer from anxiety. Untreated anxiety in children and adolescents puts them at greater risk of poor school performance and missing out on important life experiences as well as the risk of engaging in substance abuse or other risky decisions later in life. At 360 Pediatric Psychology, we implement evidence-based treatments that help children understand, manage, and confront their fears and worries. We provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) services, which is an evidence-based & active approach to treating anxiety disorders in children and teens, allowing them to live fun and productive lives. 

 

Signs of Anxiety

 

Children and teens show their anxiety in many different ways, however, the most common symptoms are:

  • Worrying

  • Refusing to go to school

  • Frequent stomach aches and/or headaches

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Avoidance of situations, places or objects

  • Restlessness

  • Low self esteem

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Obsessive or intrusive thoughts

  • Daytime/nighttime wetting

 

Helping Your Child or Teen Thrive

 

360 Pediatric Psychology provides evidence-based therapy to children and teens with excessive anxiety. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at (503) 636-0508.