Phobias fears of specific objects or situations. Some examples of phobias are fear of insects, animals, vomiting, blood or injections, thunderstorms, darkness, and doctors/dentists.
Panic or a panic attack, is a feeling that comes out of nowhere when you all of a sudden feel dizzy, nauseous, feel your hear racing sweaty, short of breath, and like you might faint or lose control. People of have had a panic attack then might start worrying that that panic feeling might come again and then they start avoiding situations that they think it might happen or where they don't want it to happen like in school, stores, movie theaters, or their friends’ homes. Unfortunately, the more they worry about it, the more the feeling is likely to come back.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Children and teens with OCD experience worries or scary thoughts that seem to come over and over again, or get “stuck” in their mind in a way that feels really uncomfortable. The thoughts then cause them to need to do something to make the thought go away or to make sure nothing bad happens, like doing or saying something over and over again or checking that the bad thing wont happen over and over again.These people may worry about germs, getting sick, or something bad happening to them or to a loved one. They might spend a lot of time washing, checking, or asking their parents questions about it.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Children and adolescents experience this type of anxiety after a scary or traumatic event happens, such as a car or home accident, fires/floods/tornados, or physical/sexual abuse. These children often experience heightened levels of anxiety or feel uncomfortable heart racing or feel like they cant be around people, and some have thoughts or memories of the event that pop up and make them feel worried and uncomfortable as if it was happening again. They may avoid things or people that remind them of the traumatic event or stop doing things they used to enjoy doing.