Parenting - Behaviour | 0-18 yrs

5 Common Anxiety Disorders In Children


All of us have, at some point, suffered from anxiety. However, anxiety disorders are a little different. According to the article 'What Are Anxiety Disorders?' on WebMD, "They are a group of mental illnesses, and the distress they cause can keep you from carrying on with your life normally."

In individuals suffering from anxiety disorders, feelings of anxiety are persistent and do not tend to go away. As a result, they can interfere with everyday functioning, and lead to setbacks in personal and professional spheres.

Anxiety disorders includes several disorders like panic attacks, various phobias and generalized anxiety disorder.

Flip through the pages of our ClipBook to understand anxiety disorders in more detail.


Understanding Anxiety

Though we all feel anxiety from time to time, having an anxiety disorder is a different case. If you think your child might have an anxiety disorder, do take the time to understand what anxiety really is and consult a professional...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Ocd)

Individuals suffering from OCD find themselves surrounded by intrusive thoughts and worries. These make them feel anxious. They also have unwanted obsessions and compulsions. Children with OCD often end up indulging in compulsive actions to find s...

Panic Disorder

Individuals suffering from panic disorders usually experience spells of intense fear. Panic attacks can cause heart-attack like symptoms and disconnect victims from reality. They may last from as little as a few minutes to as long as a few hours...

Social Anxiety

All of us sometimes suffer from the awkward feeling of being looked at by others. Not only does it make us feel anxious but also interferes with what we are doing. Children with social anxiety have trouble doing things they want to or need to do b...

Separation Anxiety

Though many toddlers grow out of clinging to their caregivers, there are some who don’t. Instead, these children tend to cling even more as they grow older. It’s likely that such children are suffering from separation anxiety. Children with this d...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Gad)

Usually generalized anxiety disorder tends to manifest as an extreme sense of worry about various events. Individuals suffering from GAD often also complain of physical symptoms...

How To Help

Parents should observe their children to understand if they need expert guidance to deal with the problem. Here are few tips to help your child cope with issues related to anxiety...

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