Depression in Children and Teens

Is this topic for you? This topic covers depression in children and teens. For information about depression in adults, see the topic Depression. For information about depression with episodes of high energy (mania), see the topic Bipolar Disorder in Children and...

Major Depression

By Johns Hopkins Health Information Last reviewed:December 2009. Major Depression What is it? Symptoms What the doctor looks for What you can do Treatment When to seek treatment Prognosis What is it? There is a tendency today to use the word “depression”...

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

What is bipolar disorder in children and teens? When children older than age 6 or teens have bipolar disorder, they have mood swings with extreme ups and downs. When they are up, they have brief, intense outbursts or feel irritable or extremely happy (mania) several...

Phobias

Phobias are extreme and irrational fears that interfere with daily life. People with phobias have fears that are out of proportion to real danger. And although these people are aware that their fears are not rational, they are not able to control them. Phobias are...

Panic attacks

A panic attack is a sudden feeling of extreme anxiety or intense fear without a clear cause or when there is no danger. Panic attacks are common. They sometimes occur in otherwise normal, healthy people and will usually last for several minutes. Symptoms include...

Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders occur when people have both physical and emotional symptoms. Anxiety disorders interfere with how a person gets along with others and affect daily activities. Women are twice as likely as men to have problems with anxiety disorders. Examples of...