Counseling - Oregon & Washington

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders affect the way people think, feel and behave. These disorders are manifested in many complex ways. Some of the common anxiety disorders in adults and young adults are Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD), Panic disorder, Health anxiety, Specific phobias, Generalized anxiety, and Social anxiety. Children and adolescents can have the same types of anxiety disorders, but often they look different than adults. Pediatric OCD, Separation anxiety, and Selective mutism can be overlooked because children, parents, and teachers do not know what to look for. It can be difficult to determine what is normal, every day stress and what qualifies as an anxiety disorder.