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Anxiety In A 4 Year Old
Bad Anxiety 4 yrsold: Well, it's around that time that school begins for many children. That's a big hurdle developmentally. Some children have no reaction and love it, while others are anxious and upset for up to 3 months. Be reassuring, listen to your child, be warm and supportive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
My 4year old son does not stay in in bed a night his anxiety is bad. Should I get professional help? So frustrated
My 4 yr old started prek, having severe separation anxiety/crying a lot. Anything we can do or just part of growing up?
Separation anxiety: Best approach is to take him to front door of school, have teacher come out to take him in, and comment that you will pick him up after school for a treat. Once he is inside with other kids, he should be fine. Ofcourse, you have to tolerate separating from him. After a while, it gets better. ...Read more
My 4 yr old has separation anxiety disorder. After 2 weeks of illness she's back to daycare tomorrow. She's upset already. How can I help tomorrow am?
Reassurance: The best is to reassure her that there is nothing to worry and like any other day, you will always pick her up. You have to be firm but gentle. Let her know that she will be with her friends and teachers. Reassure her that you are just a phone call away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) an option for a four (4) year old patient with Williams-Biuren syndrome?
Unlikely: tDCS is experimental and has shown some benefit in individuals after brain injury either from trauma or stroke, it has also been tried in individuals with parkinsons disease. These are all cases where the brain was normal at one time and the therapy is used in attempt to re-establish connections via memory. ...Read more
In the last nine months my 4 year old son has had four bouts of stooling and vomitting. We have improved his hygeine but it just keeps happening.?
Difficult to say....: Without further information, it is difficult to figure out why this is happening. Your child could be in daycare and be repeatedly infected there--a very common scenario. This is something that you should consult with your son's pediatrician about. ...Read more
We are scheduled for my 4 year old's four immunization shots. Is there a risk with so many shots at once? And then kids get scared of doctor's office
See below: There is not a test for a "chemical imbalance". And that term is not a medical term. There are screening questionnaires that can be administered by the child's doctor, or a child psychiatrist. ...Read more
Im a 37 year old woman, I have anxiety disorder. Otherwise i'm in good health. For last four days I have experienced a soreness sometimes sharp pain in left breast .. What could it be?
Chest pain: Chest pain could be due to muscular skeletal problems or anxiety. More serious causes of chest pain include ischemic pain, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, your internal medicine or pcp could offer the initial evaluation in non emergency cases and er physician in emergencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is four years old and I have to constantly fight her for her to bed. Is there anything I can do to make bedtime smoother?
Make bedtime less : stressful, and do things that can relax your child furthe,r at least an hour before bedtime. So that she will feel sleepy naturally. Do not do anything that may increase mental or visual stimulation like watching TV, computer work, or too much exercise. A warm bath may help her relax before going to bed, and calm her down. ...Read more