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Child Anxiety: Anxiety in Children Symptoms

By Edited Dec 8, 2013 0 0

 

Children with anxiety disorders frequently show extreme terror, nervousness and uneasiness when it comes to certain situations and it repeatedly avert them from functioning normally in their daily lives. As many as one in eight children actually suffer from some form of this psychological disorder. This emotional distress varied from mild and almost harmless to the most serious and debilitating type of anxiety.

The signs and symptoms of anxiety as the child develops may be similar with the signs of anxiety in adult. But the reaction to this emotional problem is very different for every child in a way that makes their parents hard to diagnose the signs. These warning signs and symptoms can also vary from one child to another, because each child has his own ways of managing and dealing this emotional problem.

Most experts in this field say that genes can affect and contribute to this emotional disease but psychosocial experience may also contribute to this condition. Most of the times if those parents suffer from anxiety then there is a possibility that they may have and grow anxious child as well. Remember that children can easily imitate their parents’ behavior and manner. Therefore, if parents tend to become anxious easily then there is a probability that the more anxious children they will have, without knowing it. Some anxiety in kids’ cases has been easily treated in collaboration with the attacks of anxiety of their parents and most of the times these have been successful.

The most common warning sign and symptom of anxiety disorder is the refusal of the child to go to school in which others may call as school phobia. However, it is important to note and fully understand that school phobia is a lot different from the problem called as school refusal. This kind of phobia is extremely rare amongst kids. On the other hand, the refusal of the child to go to school may be related in similar ways such as separation anxiety, panic, social phobia, bullying, or possibly a combination of these grounds. Other signs may include poor performance in school activities and could even have a higher risk of addiction in prohibited drugs or alcohol in the near future.

There are other kids that may show verbalize signs and symptoms of anxiety to their parents. But a greater number of affected kids may express and show their complaints in the somatic form. If the child tells his parents that he has a tummy ache or a headache then this is somatic symptoms. This complaint may be true as anxiety disorder symptom can present itself in a physical discomfort such as headache, stomach ache, nausea, or dizziness.  These are symptoms of anxiety in children which every parent should know.
The benefit of having a knowlendge on anxiety symptoms your child may be having is to have heads up on anxiety treatment for children.

 

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