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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