Symptoms of Separation Anxiety Disorder in Children

Symptoms of Separation Anxiety Disorder in ChildrenApproximately 5% of American children, between the ages 7 and 11 years old, experience some degree of separation anxiety when separated from a loved one or confronted with an unfamiliar situation.  Although this type of anxiety typically occurs in children under the age of 12, it can also affect teenagers, and in some cases, young adults. In fact, approximately 2% of American teenagers have or will experience separation anxiety at some time during their development. It is important to note that this type of anxiety generally affects females and males equally. While it is normal for an adolescent (i.e. child or teenager) to experience temporary separation anxiety, if it persists, reoccurs or worsens over time, it may signal a separation anxiety disorder.

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The Causes of Separation Anxiety in Children

The Causes of Separation Anxiety in Children

It can be quite frustrating to watch your child go through separation anxiety. Moreover, it can be especially challenging to watch your child grapple with separation anxiety disorder.  In most cases, separation anxiety subsides within 5 minutes, but in some cases, the anxiety persists through adolescence. It is important to note that most, if not all, children experience some degree of separation anxiety.

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Natural Home Remedies for Anxiety Disorders in Children

Natural Home Remedies for Anxiety Disorders in ChildrenJust like adults, children can also experience anxiety. In fact, it is normal for children to experience anxiety during various stages of their lives (i.e. the first day of school or moving to a new state). It is also common for children with an anxiety disorder to experience emotional and physical distress. Moreover, children with an anxiety disorder tend to have trouble interacting with others and adjusting to new environments. These children may not only have a hard time expressing how they feel, they may also practice poor coping skills.

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Banish Childhood Fears with Natural Supplements for Anxiety

Natural Supplements for Anxiety Child-related anxiety is characterized by a lack of focus, poor concentration, tension, irritability, mood swings, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, excessive fear, panic and worry, restlessness and intolerance. Children with this condition may also experience chest pain/tightness, fatigue, excessive perspiration, migraines/headaches, stomach cramps, insomnia, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, dry, sore throat, etc. The exact cause of anxiety varies (depending on the child), but genetics, food allergies, health conditions, nutritional deficiencies or stressful or traumatic life events appear to play a significant role in its development and progression.

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Peer Relationships: How to Overcome Social Anxiety Disorder

: How to Overcome Social Anxiety DisorderSocial anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, can make a child feel like an outcast. This condition is not only debilitating and embarrassing; it can significantly affect a child’s quality of life. Millions of children are diagnosed with social anxiety disorder each year. These children are deathly afraid of large crowds, social events, parties and cliques. Some children with social anxiety are even afraid of speaking in class, performing in front of an audience or even paying for merchandise at a store.

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