Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Anxiety that affects a child's happiness deserves our best efforts to help. That is the mission of the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders. These disorders are the most common mental health problems affecting children and teenagers. Many parents and teachers assume that the child will "grow out of it," but we know that often this is not the case. The great majority of adults with anxiety disorders have a history of anxiety in childhood. In addition, children with anxiety disorders are more likely to become depressed in adolescence and adulthood than their non-anxious peers