Study: How to Treat Childhood Anxiety

Caitlin Carey, 17, says her bouts with anxiety began when she was 6 and were not just a matter of being "a nervous Nelly." Over time, she started washing her hands excessively to rid herself of germs. Then she worried about sinning and prayed constantly. Next, she feared being imperfect, and suffered from panic attacks two or three times a day. Writing a term paper in the 10th grade, the Bridgewater, N.J., student became too anxious and overwhelmed by its flaws to go on. She didn't sleep or...Full Story
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