March 16, 2018

My Southern Health: Facts you need to know about anxiety in children

There are different types of anxiety, but they all limit a child’s ability to function.

Anxiety is a normal part of life. Everyone frets sometimes—over anything from a test to a blind date to speaking in public. But some children’s and teens’ anxiety goes beyond normal levels. Helping children with anxiety starts with learning more about this condition. Vanderbilt psychiatrist Margaret Benningfield, M.D., explains anxiety disorders in youth.