How to Deal with Anxiety Disorders in Children

How to deal with anxiety disorders in children

Little Timmy, aged seven, is your average Grade 2 student. He loves reading storybooks, and he spends most of his free time drawing his favorite superhero. He dreams of becoming an international baseball star someday and is a member of his school’s Little Leaguers Baseball Club. He is also a born leader, and every teacher adores him very much.

However, Timmy is also a strange case. He has this tendency of clinging tightly to his mother’s legs before entering his classroom. He always demands having his mother near him, where he can see her while he attends his class. He is always hysterical when he cannot see his mother. He refuses to go camping with the other members of the baseball club, and before going to sleep, he requires having his mother with him.

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Anxiety Disorder Symptoms and Types

Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Anxiety Disorder symptoms, types

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At the sound of the alarm clock ringing, you begin to wake up, your eyes blinking rapidly to adjust to the blinding sunlight. You start the day with a yawn and a few stretches of your limbs.

As you slowly remove yourself from the comforts of your warm bed, the inner cogs of your mind begin to turn and supply you with thoughts to start up your day. And with a gasp, you then remember that in less than an hour, you will be taking your final exam.

You suddenly feel nauseous, your legs trembling at the picture in your mind. Your breakfast no longer tastes edible because your throat has gone dry. Suddenly, it is like your heart is about to break your rib cage apart with its uncontrollable thudding, and your breaths come out in short wheezes and pants.

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How to deal with stress: 8 Ways

How to deal with stress?

Stress is quite inevitable these days. With all the hectic schedules and the demands of the modern world, it is not a surprise if people get bogged down every now and then.  People may take this issue lightly, but that shouldn’t be the case for as simple as it may seem, stress could cause something fatal, in the long run.

What is Stress?

Stress is a phenomenon where human beings feel extreme tiredness for a period of time. This is true both emotionally and physically. People with stress are identified to be moody, temperamental, and sometimes even experience physical pain.

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5 Deep breathing exercises for panic attacks

The real reason behind panic attacks is the alarm system in human beings that sends false alarm signals. This system was designed to send alerts whenever you are in danger and need more energy to survive. But in some occasions it sends false signals when there isn’t any real, significant threat, in situations like public speaking, attending an interview etc.

Fear is the main cause of panic attacks.

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This fear might be of

  • Losing something valuable
  • Unable to cope with the situation
  • Humiliation
  • Failure
  • Ill health/ death.

 Occurrence period of such panic attacks varies from 5 to 20 minutes. Normally these panic attacks may not fatal or life threatening but if they last for more than 20 minutes, immediate medical aid is must for recovery.

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31 Proven Tips to Overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is OCD?

OCD,  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is an anxiety disorder that makes your life a nightmare.

The common symptoms of this disorder are obsessions (fear or worry) and repetitive actions (compulsions) to reduce these fear. These repetitive actions provide a temporary relief to the person, and with time, he had to perform the compulsions to get rid of this anxiety.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder makes a person’s life hell.

This disorder certainly influences negatively in a person’s relationships, career, education, personal life, physical and mental health.

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6 tips to reduce anxiety and panic attack instantly.

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Severe anxiety and panic attack are the result of false alarm rung by sympathetic nervous system in our body. It senses a threat and informs the brain, as a result your heart pumps more blood than required, to prepare for the situation.  Adrenaline is released to face the ” fight or flight ” situation. some symptoms of the panic attack are

  • unable to breathe
  • trembling
  • sweating
  • nausea
  • you feel you are dying.

In the ancient days human beings had threats from wild animals, nature and other human beings. In those situations it was necessary for us, to be prepared physically to run, assault, chase etc. But nowadays we are no more afraid of these threats. In today’s world we have different threats, challenges, for instance …

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