Child and Adolescent Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are frequently related to specific situations or objects, or could manifest as generalized worry about a variety of circumstances. Treatment includes education and cognitive-behavioral skills related to addressing anxiety symptoms in children/adolescents as well as helping parents learn to support exposure instead of accommodating their child's anxious avoidance.
Our programming focuses on treating 4 distinct diagnostic categories:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (including Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling and skin picking)
- Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
- Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders.
Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Trauma- and stressor-related disorders are marked by psychological distress and related behavioral changes following a traumatic or stressful experience.
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
Somatic symptoms and related disorders have characteristic features related to preoccupation with perceived or diagnosed medical conditions.
- Somatic Symptom Disorder
- Illness Anxiety Disorder (formerly Hypochondriasis)
- Conversion Disorder
- Factitious Disorder
Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive fear and anxiety, which often result in avoidance and other behavioral disturbances.
- Separation Anxiety
- Selective Mutism
- Specific Phobia
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders may involve obsessions (intrusive thoughts or urges), compulsions (repetitive behaviors or mental acts), and/or recurrent body-focused repetitive behaviors. Also see the page for our intensive program:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Trichotillomania (Hair-pulling)
- Excoriation (Skin-Picking)