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Kids With Anxiety
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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
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 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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