Dr. Laura Markley, a psychiatrist in the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital, explains anxiety disorders in kids. Disorders can be hard to spot. But early identification and treatment is key. Q: Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems. Everyone experiences anxiety, so what distinguishes a disorder from normal […]
Some degree of anxiety is healthy and normal for children and adults alike. Anxiety can help motivate us to prepare for an exam or keep us on guard in potentially dangerous situations. It becomes a problem when the fears are unrealistic or irrational and cause a high level of distress that interferes with daily life.