Creative Treatments for Children with Anxiety

Are you a parent at a loss for how to help your child deal with his or her anxiety? It can be very stressful for a parent with a highly anxious child. How can you help your son or daughter? Where do you even start? First, you may want to try some alternative forms of traditional therapy. Learn about unique treatment options for kids.

Computers Used to Relieve Anxiety in Children

Is there a treatment which works as well for children with anxiety as medication? It seems that there may be one in the near future! New research from the University of Israel may lead to a computer-based treatment for children who suffer from anxiety disorders. Learn more about how the program works.

Emotion Detectives Treatment Protocol: A New Option for Childhood Anxiety

A new program entitled Emotion Detectives Treatment Protocol might provide your family with a treatment option for overcoming your child's anxiety. EDTP combines several techniques, including parent training, that have proven successful when treating children with anxiety. The program is also promising for children who have symptoms of depression as well as anxiety.

One Mother Faces Her Daughter’s OCD

One mother, Beth Boyle Machlan, shares what it felt like to discover that her daughter had obsessive compulsive disorder. Just one year after little Lucy was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome (at age eight), Lucy began to express concern regarding her uncontrollable urges to count and organize every day toys and items.

Exploring Fear of Animals in Children

Most children are only too happy to play with a cute, little puppy. But some kids display an unusually strong fear toward certain animals. Dogs, snakes, spiders, and even birds can cause a negative reaction in children with an animal phobia. A child may fear one creature in particular or grow agitated by animals in general. Learn how to recognize an animal phobia in a child.

15 Minute Yoga Routines for Young Children

Yoga can offer tremendous benefits for anyone with childhood anxiety, but unfortunately young children are not always interested in participating in traditional yoga. Cosmic Kids has developed a series of short 15-minute yoga videos designed to capture a young child's imagination and introduce them to the world of yoga using an approach that they are sure to be excited about!

Child Anxiety Disorders Can Lead to a Lower Income as an Adult

Possibly due to the effect that mental health issues (including childhood anxiety) have on cognitive, behavioral, and/or social development, individuals with early-onset mental disorders are reported (in a new research study published in the journal Biological Psychology) to have lower incomes than others. The correlation was strongest among the female participants. Read more!

Breaking the Silence in Selective Mutism

As a parent, you know how important it is to communicate with your child. So what would you do if your son or daughter stopped speaking? For parents with a child who has selective mutism, answering this question is critical. Treatment by a healthcare specialist may be needed to restore the child to a healthy, well-adjusted state.

Selective Mutism: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Some adults don't understand why children will refuse to speak. In certain cases, this refusal is a sign of a condition that's known as Selective Mutism. Selective mutism may require professional treatment to prevent problems in your child's development. Read to get a better understanding of selective mutism in children.

Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Children and Teens

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is becoming easier to recognize and treat in children. However, there are still some issues in diagnosing the illness. There are a number of health issues that can be mistaken for ADHD. Learn what signs and symptoms you should watch out for in your child.