Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to tell if your child has anxiety

I regularly write articles for a local newspaper, and this was one of my first.  Anxiety is one of the most common problems that I see individuals for, particularly adolescents and children.  We all have kids who exhibit fears or extreme reactions to certain situations.  When my first daughter was 18 months to 2 years old, she seemed to be afraid to be afraid of everything: cars, helicopters, bugs, monkeys in her closet.  You name it.  If she heard a loud noise, she would cry and run over to me.  This ended up being a phase, but often, these fears and reactions remain perpetual.  So is it a full- fledged anxiety disorder?

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