Health & Medical Anxiety

Children Anxiety Disorders - The Most Common Type of Mental Illnesses Plaguing Children

It shouldn't be a surprise to any parent to know that children are almost twice as likely to suffer from some sort of anxiety or fear than adults.
Fear in itself is typically a manifestation of the unknown factors that rule our life, and since children don't fully understand the world around them yet, they frequently have fears and anxiety that results.
But how do you know if a child is just being an anxious or typically frightened kid, or if they have a serious anxiety problem? One of the easiest ways to gage whether or not a child suffers from generalized anxiety is to take an objective look at their life.
Do they get anxious over very routine things like riding in a car or leaving the house? Do they get to the point where they will fall apart and have a tough time pulling themselves back together? If either of these are the case, there is a very good chance the child in question has at least a slight anxiety disorder.
Just like they are more susceptible to anxiety and fear than adults, they are also more prone to the other social disorders such as OCD and ADHD.
Both of these are on a very wide spectrum that can include and be confused with Autism and Aspergers.
Do not fear, however, as these are relatively rare...
much more rare than hyperactivity.
Any one of these should require that you seek help for the child.
Depending on the severity, you will want to attack the problem head-on and find the appropriate lifestyle that may cater to the special needs of the child.
Anxiety is no exception.
While some of the more serious disorders will most definitely require a complete change in lifestyle, anxiety and fear do not necessarily require any changes and can easily be controlled with something as simple as the right program or book.

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