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Know More About Anxiety Disorders in Children

Anxiety disorder is a condition in which a child becomes fearful and nervous when away from home or separated from a loved one. Approximately 1 out of 10 children suffer from an anxiety disorder. The subjective experience of anxiety typically has two components: physical sensations (e.g., headache, nausea, sweating) and the emotions of nervousness and fear.

Types of Anxiety Disorders in children are:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by excessive worrying about a variety of events, including those in the past, present, and future. The symptoms include are: restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge, being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance. While this is a major issue for thousands of people and can be treated successfully with proper generalized anxiety disorder treatment.

Panic Disorder

Panic attacks may be a symptom of an anxiety disorder. Primary symptoms include increased heart rate and chest pain, choking sensations, difficulty breathing, sweating and trembling, gastrointestinal distress, body temperature changes, hot or cold flushes, dizziness, and numbness or tingling in the limbs. 

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is an anxiety disorder that causes a child to suffer from feelings of extreme worry when separated from loved ones. Primary symptoms are Excessive worry about potential harm toward oneself. Nightmares and somatic complaints are common, inducing trembling, headaches, stomachaches, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and sweating. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is scientifically proven to help treat separation anxiety disorder.