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Anxiety attack in children, how to help? She's 4yrs old. I don't want to put her on meds but it got bad today, she cried herself to sleep. HELP!

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Dr. Aimee Barton
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: See a therapist

A good behavioral therapist may be able to help your little one cope with her anxiety without meds.
Good luck!

In brief: See a therapist

A good behavioral therapist may be able to help your little one cope with her anxiety without meds.
Good luck!
Dr. Aimee Barton
Dr. Aimee Barton
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
Light music, her toys, lavender smells, also telling her fairies/angels/dwarves/whatever imaginary friends she loves/likes guard over her to sleep with help settle her nerves. Let her know she is safe in sleep and protected. Ask her what is wrong. Check for monsters and yes go to a child psychologist for help on this one.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Relaxation

Good child therapists can work with children and teach them relaxation therapies that are just as effective as the adult forms.

In brief: Relaxation

Good child therapists can work with children and teach them relaxation therapies that are just as effective as the adult forms.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
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Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Seek child therapist

I agree that medication for a four year old is not first course of action to take.
I would take her to a psychologist what specializes in children, possibly even children's anxiety disorders.

In brief: Seek child therapist

I agree that medication for a four year old is not first course of action to take.
I would take her to a psychologist what specializes in children, possibly even children's anxiety disorders.
Dr. Susan Feingold
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Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anxiety

I would start with counseling.
The therapist will be able to evaluate her and determine the need for medication. If indicated, give the medication a try. I have found it to be very effective, along with therapy. You can always stop it.

In brief: Anxiety

I would start with counseling.
The therapist will be able to evaluate her and determine the need for medication. If indicated, give the medication a try. I have found it to be very effective, along with therapy. You can always stop it.
Dr. Cindy Williams
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