When anxiety takes over, it interferes with your child’s ability to cope with fear, worry, and depression — and treatment is necessary.
Early intervention is critical. Waiting for your child to mature or grow out of these behaviors may not be the right approach. In some cases children may develop chronic anxiety and depression, which is often associated with substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.
Her generalized anxiety disorder led to utter misery and a suicide attempt, but sticking with treatment and support from her family and friends helped one woman get her life back.
Listen to this podcast to find out about CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, and how therapists use it to treat anxiety and related disorders.
My descent into GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) began the morning I received the call bringing the news of my mother's accidental death. It was the same week that my husband was laid off. We had moved across the country for his new job, and eight months later he was laid off. After only two months out West, we moved back, and I had a nervous breakdown.Read
Carl "Chip" J. Lavie, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
Director, Stress Testing Laboratory
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
Ochsner Clinical School – The University of Queensland School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dr. Lavie, who practices cardiology and internal medicine, discusses the link between anxiety and other psychological stress for patients with cardiovascular disease.
Holly suffered from generalized anxiety disorder for two decades, but it wasn't until her son experienced similar symptoms that she was diagnosed correctly. See how she lives with her anxiety disorder.
I've suffered from generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, coupled with panic attacks for more than two decades.
My first major attack struck during a bathroom break in the 7th grade. As I fought waves of nausea and shaky confusion, I feared I was the same as my bipolar father.
Karen Cassiday, PhD
Owner and Clinical Director
Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Ltd.
Dr. Cassiday discusses parents who often sabotage their children's development of self-esteem and self-confidence, but believe they are fostering a more caring relationship.