Children with Anxiety Disorders

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Anxiety is when a person is experiencing unusual emotions of restlessness, fears and irritability. This can resulted from many factors related to social and life events that affects the humans mind and body. Anxiety can also be inherited through genetic factors if the nearest family has a history of anxiety disorders. It can happen to anyone of us especially with the children. The attacks can happen less we expect it without any warning.This is so hard on the part of the children because if anxieties become uncontrollable and/or difficult to manage, it will lead to anxiety disorders. The following information are the different types of anxiety disorders. With these information, you will be able to find the right anxiety treatment for children.

Generalized anxiety disorder. Children with generalized anxiety disorder, consistently experience irrational and unrelenting fears about everything especially with situations that are never likely to happen. Most of these children are perfectionists and often worry about school works, family matters, friends, sports competitions and health issues. When children are suffering from such excessive fears, they have the difficulty to control themselves. Their daily life activities are altered as they spend more time of thinking too much about things they are worried for. Children may become irritable, restless, insomniac and unable to concentrate on school.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Children with obsessive compulsive- compulsive behavior are mostly associated with obsession - disturbing and uncontrollable thoughts and impulses that are consistently occurring in mind even if they don’t have any importance- and compulsion - behaviors ritually done in order to relieve the anxiety. Example, a child with OCD has an obsessive of thought of fears of unorganized things. She may repeatedly put the things in order according to its color and size.

Post-traumatic stress disorder. This is anxiety disorder is developed when children experience a traumatic life events such as harassment, accident and physical abuse. Children with PTSD is far more different from children experiencing a normal fear and sad feelings after witnessing scaring situations because the latter may recover in a short period of time compared to the former. PTSD among children can be very debilitating in their lives if there are not supporting system available to manage them because they may suffer from nightmares and flashbacks from past life events. Their thoughts are constantly preoccupied with exposure and sometime misconceptions of harmful situations that are not actually life-threatening.



Phobias. Children with a phobia have an morbid, irrational and persistent fear  of certain things, animals  and situations. This type of anxiety disorder, which, if not treated, will continue to interferes ones day-to-day life. If you suspect that your child may have an anxiety disorder, talk to your pediatrician and child mental health experts. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for effective treatment of anxiety disorders in children. Untreated anxiety disorders in children can have a negative effect on developing friendships and may lead to problems at school and low self-esteem.


Separation anxiety disorder. This is an emotional problem experienced on most of the toddlers who are frequently experiencing anxiety when a parent or primary caregiver is away. If children are in their school years, they are most likely experience school anxiety because they hate the idea of going to school since they are afraid of their new environment. Parents are having the hard time to send their children is school because their children don’t want to leave them behind even if the parents will reassure them to come back before the school hours end. Children may also experience reluctance to sleep because they don’t want to sleep alone in the dark room without their parents. The most common fear displayed among children with anxiety disorders is the fear that their loved one in harm. They constantly worrying about their parent or caregiver that something bad might happened to them when they separated.


A lot of parents have neglected these symptoms. To know these information is knowing childhood anxiety treatment.


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Michael Workinstiney is a professional father who likes to write a lot about fatherhood and parental coaching. He likes meeting parents old and new and train them proven and effective ways of raising their children.  You can find out more about him on his child anxiety treatment blog.

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This article was published on 2012/01/10