Child Anxiety Disorder
Many people probably don't realize that a child anxiety disorder can happen. Most people probably think a child is too young to go through anxiety.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Not only can it happen, but the good news is that there is also help for these young ones. And help is important, or they could go through a lifetime of agony.
Anxiety Disorders Are More Common Than You Think
All children experience anxiety, but it can reach a disabling stage, causing much distress and anguish. Anxiety disorders are among the most common problems that children go through.
Since children are not as developed and articulate as adults, they express themselves differently. They may cry a lot, totally freeze or avoid a person or situation that is causing extreme anxiety.
Physical sensations like trembling, rapid heart, sweating and tummy aches are just a few things that a child may experience. Believe it or not, a child can also go through depression.
List Of Child Anxiety Disorders
This is a list of some of the anxiety disorders that a child may experience during their childhood:
- panic attacks/panic disorder
- social phobia
- generalized anxiety disorder
- specific phobias
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- separation anxiety disorder
In addition, there's also post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and selective mutism.
Treatment For Child Anxiety Disorders
Treatment can range from several weeks to several months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is quite effective. Although medication can be prescribed, you need to be cautious and work very closely with both child and doctor.
Some of the medications will come with a warning. Some antidepressants can also cause suicidal thoughts. You need to be on top of your game and find out as much as you can before taking the plunge.
If you would prefer a drug-free route, then alternative choices are available and can be just as effective, with less dangers involved. Hypnosis is a wonderful tool to use for anxiety disorders, whether you're 9 or 90.
K-OK KiddieCalmer is a very good homeopathic remedy for child anxiety. It's safe and has no side effects. You could arrange to use this along with cognitive behavioral therapy.
Check out K-OK KiddieCalmer and perhaps even speak to a representative for more information. Native Remedies offers the best natural remedies.
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