Sep 1, 2011

How to overcome anxiety disorders in children

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GladChild: Psychological changes in children sometimes you cannot know when it happened. As a parent, you certainly want to see your children grow socially, academically and personality. But it all does not always run smoothly because many obstacles and hurdles in life, one of anxiety disorders in children.

Many children who experience excessive anxiety or worry when his childhood and it will make it harder to educate parents. Parents also actually have its own anxieties to their children because of the psychological changes, but the anxiety disorders that occur in the children themselves will make it worse. When that happens, it will interfere with the child in enjoying life as simple, fun and everyday experience that should not have to worry about.

Separation anxiety in children can occur in various forms of psychological changes, ranging from fear of an object or situation that is very specific as well as excessive concern in almost all activities and events. If sorted out, anxiety disorders in children can be divided into several types:
  • Specific phobia, namely the fear of objects such as insects, animals or situations.
  • Social phobia, the fear of social evaluation or extreme shyness.
  • Separation anxiety, the fear of parting with his parents as abandoned routine work, as well as exaggerated fears will be permanently separated and think their parents would not return.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder, which fears an uncontrolled in nearly every area of life.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder, which is an uncontrollable obsession about contamination, finds it harmful to others feels guilty or takes orders from others.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, namely re-experiencing a traumatic event through disturbance of mind, images or nightmares. Usually they will avoid things that will remind their trauma, have poor concentration, irritability, sleep disorder and overreact to something.
To capture an indication if your child has a psychological change in the presence of anxiety disorders in childhood, you should know the signs, among others, trying to avoid things they fear, often complain of stomachaches or headaches, repeatedly tried to reassure parents and seek support from their parents. They also can not directly express their concerns or explain why, but will give reasons for cliches like "just do not want to go" to a certain place or "just do not like" doing certain activities.

As a parent, sometimes you need a reason to be together with children or to protect them when they are frightened by a particular activity or experience. But if the child has undergone psychological changes such as anxiety disorders, it is not going to be easy. Before your child is old enough to give a logical reason, try to talk about what they fear by describing the facts will not help much. For example, when children are scared of monsters, would be more effective when working with their magical thinking by pretending to create an anti-monster spray with water or perfume. Then every night before bed you spray them with spray the room, rather than having to bother to explain that the monster does not exist.

Anxiety disorders in children tend to psychological changes can become more powerful over time if left untreated. The trick is to engage in therapy that teaches skills in children to manage emotions, reduce physical arousal, inculcate logical thinking about the threats that can actually happen and solve problems more effectively. If necessary, you can also take advantage of a family therapist to overcome your anxiety disorders in children.


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