Childhood Anxiety

Childhood anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychiatric condition. It is also the most treatable. Cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT is a supported treatment for childhood anxiety. Anxiety will usually worsen over time if left untreated. Most adults with anxiety report that anxiety symptoms started in childhood. 

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Child Anxiety and Teenage anxiety is common.

What causes anxiety in children?

Good Genes, Good Environment and Good Luck. Meaning our genes play a role, our environment and luck. Some kids will just have anxiety so you can stop blaming yourself!

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Signs of Anxiety Disorders...

Anxiety symptoms in children include:

  • excessive worry most days of the week
  • sleep difficulty
  • restlessness or fatigue during day
  • trouble concentrating
  • irritability
  • frequent physical symptoms (headaches, stomachaches)

Children with anxiety will...

  • have unreasonable concerns
  • often feel overwhelmed
  • become easily distressed
  • seek repetitive reassurance ("what if")
  • act overly responsible (mini-adult) 
  • avoid certain activities or school refusal

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