Children may experience certain fears and worries and feelings of sadness and hopelessness. These harmful feelings may become very strong at some points in their life. While feeling afraid or worried may be typical in children, if these feelings are extreme or persistent, your child may be facing anxiety or depression.
If your child is not outgrowing fears that are typical in young children, he or she may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can disturb your child’s home, school or play activities.
Watch out for these types of anxiety:
Separation anxiety – feeling extremely afraid when away from you (parents)
Phobias – being extremely afraid of a certain thing or situation, such as visiting a doctor
Social anxiety – having a strong fear of places where there are people, such as their school
General anxiety – intensely worrying about the future or possibility of bad things happening
Panic disorder – experiencing repeated episodes of sudden, intense fear which is accompanied by a racing heart, breathing difficulties, dizziness, sweating, and other symptoms.
You may observe that your child is not just worried or afraid; he or she may also be angry and irritable. There may be symptoms such as fatigue, stomachaches and headaches. Often, anxious children may keep their symptoms to themselves, so detection may need to be done through careful observation and expert help.
Trained professionals at Kasandra Wheeler PLLC can help you help your child manage anxiety. Our extensive experience and training will help you identify the root cause of the problem, as well as provide solutions through multidimensional therapy with a collaborative approach. We will design a tailor-made therapy program for your child, which includes behavioral therapy techniques. With her help, your child can feel better and lead a healthy and happy life.
You are not alone. We are here to help!