1. Is anxiety on the rise in children and teens?

    When I first dove into the realm of private practice about nine years ago, a majority of the referral reasons for the children and adolescents that I worked with included oppositional behaviors, attention problems, and difficulty adjusting to separation or divorce. Slowly over the past few years, I began to notice that a majority of my patient population is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I wo…Read More

  2. What are the symptoms of anxiety in children and how is it treated in therapy?

    For an adult, anxiety symptoms often include excessive worry, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, difficulty sleeping and panic attacks that are often misinterpreted as a heart attack. Anxiety often presents differently in children. Behaviors such as severe tantrums, night terrors, school refusal and avoidance, as well as increased somatic symptoms such as stomachaches, …Read More