Common Food Sensitivities and How They Impact Childhood Anxiety

Do you feel like you have tried everything and still can't figure out how to help your child with anxiety? The answer may be in your child's diet. Undiagnosed food allergies and sensitivities are thought to be increasing in numbers, and anxiety and depression sit at the top of the list of symptoms.

How Bullying Affects Mental Health in Children, Teens

Bullying is not a new problem, but we now know how harmful it can be to the self-esteem of a child or teenager. For many kids, school and the Internet have become sources of fear and humiliation. It isn't fair to expect a child or a teen to handle excessive bullying on his or her own. Read how being bullied can have long-lasting effects.

Risk Factors for Anxiety Disorders

Certain factors can increase a persons risk of developing an anxiety disorder. Knowing these risk factors will help any parent who suspects that their child might be displaying signs of childhood anxiety. Age, gender, family history and a variety of other factors can all influence a child's risk of having an anxiety disorder later in life.

Yoga Reduces Anxiety in Teenagers

Practicing yoga regularly is statistically proven to reduce anxiety in teenagers. If your teenager needs a new way to unwind after a long and difficult day, consider introducing them to yoga. Participating in yoga with your child can provide a wonderful way to strengthen the bond between the two of you.

Recognizing Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens

How can you tell when your child is suffering from an anxiety disorder? Some anxiety is normal for everyone, but it can be difficult to spot a serious problem if you don't know what to look for. Children don't always show their anxiety in the same way as adults, either. Learn what behaviors you should watch out for in your child.

Mother Describes How OCD Affects Her Child

Dealing with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is difficult enough for an adult, but how does it affect a child? Children with OCD may have trouble understanding why they feel unable to control their actions, especially when they realize the rationale behind them is flawed. One woman on PsychCentral shares her experiences with parenting a young boy with OCD.

The Benefits of Early Diagnosis of OCD

Critics have condemned psychologists and psychiatrists who diagnose children with traditionally 'adult' disorders. But is it really wrong to get people the help they need at an early age? Early diagnosis can prevent a lot of misunderstanding and pain for people who suffer from a mental health condition like OCD.

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.

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.

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!