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I enjoy taking care of little kids will that relief anxiety and stress?

I enjoy taking care of little kids will that relief anxiety and stress?

Possibly: Doing what we enjoy ; what gives our life meaning can contribute to our wellness. Just remember that at times - caring for children can also be stressful. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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Can children outgrow anxiety?

Can children outgrow anxiety?

They can, but: Children can certainly outgrow anxiety, but the likelihood would depend on at least 2 things: 1) the intensity, frequency and duration of the symptoms would be a factor. If all three of these are fairly high, prof. Help should be sought. 2) the child's support system. For example, chronic family problems could increase risk levels, and possibly lower the chances of the child outgrowing the anxiety. ...Read more

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Why does my child get anxiety in the evenings?

Why does my child get anxiety in the evenings?

Depends on his age,: personal and family history of medical and psychiatric illnesses, exposure to trauma & home, school & community environments. If it's normal separation anxiety at 9-11 mos., or night-time fears at 3-4 yrs., attending to his crying or allowing him to sleep in your bed reinforces his behavior. At a consistent bedtime, read, cuddle, brush teeth & put him in his bed to fall asleep. See comment. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and am having kids...Can you help me?

I have anxiety and am having kids...Can you help me?

Now = Time 4 Help! : Anxiety is contagious. What better motivation 2get expert help than desire 2raise ur kids in low-anxiety home? But do seek someone w/training ; expertise in treatment of anxiety problems. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks ; what specific things can help if it starts interfering w/ability 2function ; w ability 2form/keep relationships. Gr8 site: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to 2nd grade when he has a lot of anxiety?

How do I get my child to 2nd grade when he has a lot of anxiety?

Why anxious?: The source of the anxiety may be an important factor. If they will not discuss this with you, a good child psychologist may be helpful. Before that, however, going with the child to school, meeting the teacher and perhaps some of the classmates may be helpful. Make it a positive experience and reward their efforts. ...Read more

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Can there be anything you can do for a child with seperation anxiety other than medication?

Can there be anything you can do for a child with seperation anxiety other than medication?

Important Side Note: According 2dr lynn miller-psychologist/profssr @u of british columbia 85% of young children whose parents answer(ed yes 2these two q's will develop an anxiety disorder later in life: 1)"is ur child more shy or anxious than other children his/her age?";& 2)"is ur child more worried than other children his/her age?" get kids help early! help them recognize their anxiety & learn 2manage it effecively. ...Read more

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Was very anxious taking wife and kid to nyc. First for everyone. Nothing planned. Was great! all had a blast.Since back home anxiety rushes back, why?

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Was very anxious taking wife and kid to nyc. First for everyone. Nothing planned. Was great! all had a blast.Since back home anxiety rushes back, why?

Anxiety: The initial anticipatory anxiety seems to have triggered further anxiety episodes. Work with your therapist on cognitive behavior therapy to help u control further anxiety & gain better control. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of anxiety in a child?

What are the side effects of anxiety in a child?

What if kids: The symptoms of anxiety in children are excessive worrying and the often ask what if questions of parents and teachers. They can have physical symptoms such as headaches and belly pain and may refuse social activities or refuse to go to school. ...Read more

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How can 9 year old child with anxiety be treated?

How can 9 year old child with anxiety be treated?

See Below: Psychotherapy with someone who specializes in treating children; creating positive and structured environment -- structure brings stability and predictability which helps with anxiety. If your child cannot function, then the medication option should be entertained. There are psychiatrists who specialize in treating children. Taking care of your own self --to help you cope with child's anxiety. ...Read more

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I have anxiety about losing chd child, what to do?

Are you pregnant?: Or are you fearful about the well being of your child / children ; their safety? Do you fret about it obsessively? It is normal to worry about the outcome of a pregnancy or the safety of our children. However if you can't stop ruminating about it ; you know it is excessive - than consider seeing a psychologist for help. On the other hand if you have a sick child and your anxiety is not. ...Read more

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How do I handle a child who has an anxiety disorder?

How do I handle a child who has an anxiety disorder?

Do not over-protect: And, do not visibly worry yourself. Instead, empower the child. Build strength & confidence. Safely and gradually, expose and enrich thru enthusiasm & a "can-do" approach to life. If you don't see progress, get expert professional help. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a 4 year old child having bad anxiety?

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 more

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Do you have any suggestions for my anxiety about losing chd child?

Do you have any suggestions for my anxiety about losing chd child?

I am so sorry for: Your loss. Have you talked with a pastor, family, friends? If you are stuck in your grief (which anxiety can represent) then consider talking with a psychologist or a counselor. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any natural home remedies for a child with social anxiety?

No: There are not proven non-medical remedies (such as homeopathic products, herbal products, foods, or drinks) that are effective for social anxiety in a child. Parents should not feed a child foods that cause symptoms which might increase his anxiety (giving a lactose-intolerant child cheese early during a party can cause stomach aches and gassiness later in the party). Good treatment is behavioral. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what to do with a child around the age of 13 who suffers from serious anxiety?

Does anyone know what to do with a child around the age of 13 who suffers from serious anxiety?

Serious anxiety: Seek the consultation of a clinical psychologist. He or she may want to refer your child to a child psychiatrist for medication while therapy is ongoing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that children of alcoholics/addicts tend to have more anxiety problems than other children?

Is it possible that children of alcoholics/addicts tend to have more anxiety problems than other children?

Maybe...: Probably not more, just different. You may find the book "an adult child's guide to what's 'normal' " helpful. Also, al-anon, codependents anonymous and other support groups can help. You may also want to seek the help of a therapist who specializes in addiction, codependency and anxiety. ...Read more

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Hello, I am doing an activity with 21 children aged 3 to 5 to reduce any anxiety about going to the Doctors and was wondering what a health BP is?

Hello, I am doing an activity with 21 children aged 3 to 5 to reduce any anxiety about going to the Doctors and was wondering what a health BP is?

Pressure monitoring: Your students would likely understand that fluids like water flow down hill. In the body, the heart pumps the blood and creates a pressure that helps the blood "flow down hill". The healthy blood pressure (BP) is in a range that is not too high or low. The top number represents the peak pressure (top of hill) while the bottom number is the pressure at the bottom. ...Read more

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How will I EVER decipher/understand if I'm ACTUALLY sick or ANXIETY sick? I "feel" sick daily, but home with a sick kid & Now Feel like I'm getting it

How will I EVER decipher/understand if I'm ACTUALLY sick or ANXIETY sick? I "feel" sick daily, but home with a sick kid & Now Feel like I'm getting it

CBT Health therapy: See a therapist w/ this specialty and learn ways to tell the differences - they make sense. Also learn how to avoid, reduce, manage anxiety and to optimize physical health thru life-style improvements. It's a great way to improve lots of things! ...Read more

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Fine almost all summer long, now sick daily feeling weak and etc. assuming that my high anxiety is causing this and when I was busy with kids I didn't notice it?

Fatigue anxiety: I would hate for you to assume it is your anxiety as other medical causes can give you similar symptoms. So please get a check up soon. ...Read more

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3 busy days with my kids, felt great! Today got a "free day" alone time and feel like I have everything wrong! Short of breathe,weak,anxiety etc. Y?

See a psychologist : You may want to start by seeing a psychologist for an evaluation. Together you may figure out the answer to your question. You may also get a check up with your family doctor. Physical problems such as thyroid dysfunction need to be ruled out. Best wishes! ...Read more