Experiencing anxiety occasionally is normal. Anxiety may arise when problems confront us, prior to a test, or when making a life-altering choice. A disorder involving anxiety, though, is a far cry from temporary fear or worry.
CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH
Intense emotions naturally occur at some time in the lives of most people; mental disorders, however, are different. The symptoms that result may be extreme and prolonged. Read more to find out about the warning signs of mental illness in children.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Approximately 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children in the United States have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD occurs when a person gets stuck in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Learn more about obtaining help for OCD.
A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack. It may feel like having a heart attack. They may even occur when you’re relaxed or asleep.
Agoraphobia • Attention Difficulties • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Depression • Generalized Anxiety • Hair-Pulling (Trichotillomania) • Motivation Problems • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • Oppositional Behavior • Panic Disorder • Parenting Strategies • PANS/PANDAS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) • Peer Challenges/Bullying • Performance Anxiety • Phobias • Selective Mutism • Self-Esteem • Skin Picking (Excoriation) • Social Anxiety • Social Skills • Stress/Time Management • Test Anxiety • Trauma