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Friday, March 12, 2010

How to Treat Anxiety in Children - Here's How to Protect Your Loved One Completely!

By Ty Lamai
Falling prey to numerous kinds of anxiety disorders is something that is common to both adults and children alike and you need to understand this to get to the root of treating anxiety in children. Naturally children experience certain types of disorders more than adults; an example would be separation anxiety. PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) on the other hand affects people of different ages even though the resulting stressful circumstances might differ based on the person's mental development. This article aims to discuss ways that you can treat anxiety in children...
Before discussing the possible cures to this condition, let us look at this condition further; OCD, i.e. obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety and social anxiety are many common forms of anxiety disorders that your child may be prone to. Other common disorders that she may face include, but are not limited to, the following; certain kinds of phobia e.g. childhood phobia of the dark.
You would do a great service to your child if you first determine the type of disorder that she is experiencing before seeking appropriate treatment. Also bear in mind the fact that children differ as do their reaction to therapy so your child might require a different anxiety treatment approach from another person's child. Factors that will influence the kind of treatment needed by your child will include; personality, temperament, low self esteem, irrational fear or compulsive behavior and so on.
Once you determine the type of disorder that plagues your child, you can then place her on the road to recovery...
You will need to enlist the help of a professional or specialist in the field of child anxiety. This counselor's job would be to understand what your child is undergoing, your child's fears and the possible root cause of her anxiety. If she suffers from different types of disorders, they will each have to be treated differently.
Let us take an example...say; separation anxiety disorder: the aim of therapy here will be to ensure that your child is ready, capable of surviving and confident enough to survive temporary separation from you. So, although parental support is necessary, the ultimate plan is to allow therapy to run its course. You might want to also consider family therapy as an alternative to individual therapy because it might make your child more comfortable and more responsive which will translate to faster progress towards a permanent cure.
A very popular method for getting various anxiety disorders under control is CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy. Incidentally, most parents require this technique for treating anxiety more than their children due to the fact that some parents actually are the root cause of their children's anxiety disorder. How? They behave in ways that induces anxiety in their children - for example, your child's first day in school away from you is going to be Monday after the next and you (the parent) are already worried. What occurs is that your child picks up these vibes and begins to become anxious also. What you need to do is be conscious of these vibes, guard against spreading that paternal concern to your child.
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1 comment:

  1. Anxiety disorder occurs when there is a high level of stress. There are many symptoms of anxiety disorder which includes fear, irritability, fatigue,
    sweating, insomnia, diarrhea etc. People with this disorder face struggle in making decisions and are always confused and pessimistic. It affects their
    personal, professional and social life. There are various treatments available for treating this kind of disorder. For more details refer anxiety disorders