Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens

Dr. Catchpole interviews a fellow psychologist, Dr. Jane Garland, specializing in separation anxiety phobias. When anxieties become too intense and too prolonged, they become a problem. Symptoms fall into three categories: body, mind, and behavior. Anxious children will have headaches, upset stomachs, muscle tension, and racing hearts.

They are more emotionally fragile, and may be irritable, avoidant, and throw tantrums. How are anxiety and fear different? How are anxiety disorders treated?

How might treatment for children with anxiety differ from treatment for adults?