Treatment for Childhood Anxiety and Depression in Sparta, NJ

Dr. Carol Calabrese, Dr. Inna Meskin, and Dr. Alexis Capozzoli are experienced, skilled, and board-certified pediatric doctors who see their young patients daily at Skylands Pediatric for many physical health issues, mental health problems and screenings, various physical exams, well-child visits, and same-day sick visits.

We are here to talk about anxiety and depression in children. We do screenings for mental health disorders and can set a treatment plan into action depending on your child's diagnosis.

Anxiety and Depression

Definition of Anxiety

  • Constant fears
  • Continuous worry
  • Restlessness

Skylands Pediatrics in Sparta, NJ, agrees that some childhood anxiety is normal and not to be concerned about. These fears stem from everyday life changes or expectations in your child that they do not necessarily want to face.

When these fears begin to intrude into your child's social life, school time, and at home, you need to schedule an appointment to talk with our doctors. Childhood anxiety and depression can carry over into their adult years. Consider speaking with your child and our doctor if your child has, 

  • Has extreme fears
  • Intense anxiety
  • Intense worry
  • Fear of the future
  • Worried about bad things happening

Panic attacks go along with extreme fears. Symptoms are paralyzing and could include shortness of breath, poor sleep, decreased appetite, fatigue, stomach issues, heart irregularities, rapid heart rate, lightheadedness, and excessive sweating.

Depression (mood disorder, not a weakness)

Feelings of sadness and depression hit everyone at some point, and this is normal. However, if symptoms persist for more than two weeks, it is time to come and talk with our doctors.

  • Persistent sadness
  • Loss of interest in doing things of interest
  • Affects thinking, feelings, and behaviors
  • This leads to emotional and physical problems
  • Can't navigate common everyday activities of daily living
  • Changes in sleep pattern
  • No enjoyment in life
  • Irritable moods
  • Mood swings
  • Unable to focus
  • Feeling sad, worthless, hopeless
  • Self-mutilation, self-harm, harm to others

Deep depression requires a long-term commitment to medication therapy, treatment, and psychotherapy. It takes the correct diagnosis and treatment plan to help your child overcome anxiety and depression.

Call Today for Childhood Anxiety and Depression Help!

Call Dr. Calabrese, Dr. Meskin, and Dr. Capozzoli at Skylands Pediatrics in Sparta, NJ, at (973) 729-2197 for childhood anxiety and depression. We also offer an attractive list of other services. We devote our lives to advocating for quality child healthcare and well-being.

Consider scheduling an appointment with us regarding your child's possible anxiety and depression symptoms. Realize that some sadness and depression hits everyone at some time. However, when sadness and depression are frequent, this is a cause for concern.

Never ignore the symptoms of anxiety or depression. Get help now.

Skylands Pediatrics


328-A S Sparta Ave,
Sparta Township, NJ 07871

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9:00 am - 6:00 pm


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9:00 am - 6:00 pm


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


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328-A S Sparta Ave,
Sparta Township, NJ 07871