Child Therapy

Strategies for Parents with Anxious Children

Strategies for Parents with Anxious Children

Childhood Anxiety and Symptoms

Imagine the following scenario. Your daughter, Grace, is complaining of a stomach ache in the morning. She seems down and she had trouble sleeping the night before. You check her temperature and everything seems normal. She is not physically ill. And since this has been happening since the beginning of the school year two weeks ago, you suspect that Grace has anxiety.

Teenagers Aren't Getting Help

A new study shows the lack of treatment for many of the nation’s teenagers. Less than half, approximately, of teens with severe disorders received any treatment at all. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorders were treated most often. Only about 20% of teens with anxiety or substance use disorder were treated, with fewer black and Hispanic than white teens receiving service. The researchers emphasize that the lack of mental health professionals who deal with adolescents is a problem that will likely worsen as more currently uninsured groups become insured.