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How to treat anxiety in children

Anxiety in Children


Anxiety is an integral part of childhood. Changing processes and frameworks acclimatization to the new world revealed to children, can cause tension and fears. The question is when normal anxiety and when professional help is required?

Children may suffer from anxiety disorders similar to those of adults. However, the symptoms of the disorder are sometimes different than ours, and appropriate development stages. Therefore often difficult for us, as parents and caregivers understand what these children go through. Children tend to be less verbal than adults, and expressing anxiety physically: abdominal pain, vomiting or headaches. In other cases they may break into tears or react violently without knowing why.


Unique anxiety disorders in children

Unique anxiety disorders exist at younger ages than anxieties similar to those of older adults. Unique childhood anxieties examples are:


Separation Anxiety

Fear of separation from a parent or nanny figure is normal early ages. Usually around the age of seven months baby key "fear foreigners" and prefer the hands of a mother or father, as well as crying when they leave the room. Parent provides the child with security and a bridge between him and the world. Child aged 3-4 has been able to generally deal with the separation from the parent for defined periods. However, in some children fear separation continues to older ages and impairs social functioning and learning.


School phobia

Fear of walking to school is another type of anxiety unique to childhood. This fear may result from separation anxiety, social distress or anxiety about academic achievement. Many parents interpret this anxiety lazy or attempt to stay out of school. It is important to understand that this may be a real disorder that requires diagnosis and treatment.


Anxiety in Adolescents

Boys and girls during puberty are faced with new challenges. The adolescent to face the demanding academic requirements, and complex social fabric of rapidly changing body. These issues may cause symptoms such as social anxiety or test anxiety. Adolescence is the stage also begin to develop anxiety disorders that characterize adults, such as panic disorder. In many cases, the adolescent has difficulty expressing the fear, and expresses the rebellious or violent behaviors. Sometimes anxiety disorders in this age booklets depression or lead to behaviors such as alcohol and

substance abuse, or an escape from school.


When to seek help?

They should seek professional advice, or, if one of the following conditions is true:

Child or adolescent experiencing emotional distress or prolonged sadness or when the frequency fluctuations moods.

Have sustained damage, in everyday functioning, such as at school or among friends.

There is a change in sleeping arrangements, or eating, such as starvation or overeating period of time.

Child or adolescent acting shows a dramatic change in his behavior suddenly, such as violence or withdrawal, and this change does not pass soon.

There withdrawal behaviors characteristic of earlier ages, such as thumb sucking in children, or separation anxiety in adolescents.