Alternative Treatments for Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Ochildren with OCDbsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is defined as illogical, irrational and distressing thoughts, beliefs, fears and images (i.e. obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (i.e. compulsions or rituals). It is important to note that it is possible to only exhibit obsessions or compulsions and still have this anxiety disorder. Moreover, these children may not realize or want to acknowledge that they have this disorder.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Symptoms in Children

OCD in childrenAll children worry and/or doubt themselves at times – this is “normal” and healthy. Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) worry and fret as well, but the difference is that they cannot stop worrying, fretting and doubting; regardless of how hard they try. The constant anxiety causes these children to repeat certain behaviors over and over again.

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Natural Remedies for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children

natural remedies with GADIt is “normal” for children to experience fear, worry and anxiety from time-to-time, especially if they are “dealing with a lot” (i.e. divorce, remarriage, health condition, new school or location, a new sibling, a learning disability, etc.). In fact, stress can trigger or worsen anxiety symptoms. Many times the anxiety subsides once time has elapsed and nothing “horrible” has occurred, but in some cases, the anxiety persists and never “lets up.”

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Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children

GAD in childrenDoes your child constantly worry about things that are probably not going to happen? Does your child feel anxious, apprehensive and tense the majority of the day, for no real reason at all? If the answer is “yes” then there is a possibility that your child is suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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Treatments for Children with Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety  TreatmentContrary to popular belief, separation anxiety is a “normal” part of childhood development. During this phase, children become worried, concerned or anxious when separated from their parents or placed in an unfamiliar situation or environment.

It is quite common for children under the age of three to develop mild separation anxiety. As children age, they may experience separation anxiety as a result of a medical condition, changing schools, relocating to another state or country, starting a new school, going through a divorce, losing a family member, friend ,pet or gaining a new sibling.

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