Anxiety Disorder What It Means For You and Your Child

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Anxiety disorder is one of the most common illnesses in North America. Anxiety affects all age groups. Adult anxiety and children anxiety are a common mental health problem.

Anxiety takes on many forms social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, drug addiction, and personality disorders. Treatment options include medication and psychotherapy.

Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of factors, brain chemistry, personality and life events. Anxiety can be genetically passed on to your child. Identifying anxiety in young

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children is critical in helping them overcome not only their anxiety but as well help them to avoid other mental health issues associated with anxiety such as depression.

Children with anxiety may experience eating disorders, unusual fears or phobias,  excessive worry and problems sleeping. Physical systems such as tightening of the chest that feels like a heart attack and much more.

ADAA reports that woman are twice as likely to be affected as men. Anxiety commonly starts during childhood and if not treated follows into adulthood. Early intervention is important;  do not be afraid to consult doctor or therapist to get a proper diagnosis and to learn how to overcome anxiety.