Anxiety disorder in children treatment

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Avatar n tn Whether you have generalized anxiety or social anxiety or garden variety anxiety can only be diagnosed by a doctor.........and at the young age of 13, (even tho it's obvious you are mature for your age) your hormones are kicking into high gear and that can sometimes bring on anxiety. I would urge you to talk to your parents about these feelings and I believe a talk with your doctor is in order. You do not have to feel this way. You'll be fine as long as you reach out for the help you need.
4173379 tn?1355360151 He also found out during the geno-typing that his internist did that he has a hereditary genetic metabolic disorder that causes him to store excess iron in his body. He has been doing so since birth. All this iron built up, first it deposits on liver, causing much damage to organs, in particular the liver...so it is very likely that the damage to liver could have made his immune system weak due to underlying systemic condition that he was not able to fight off the Hep C virus.
Avatar n tn When I used to get panic attacks in stores, and ran in the bathroom I used to tell my kids that I had diarrhea. I was afraid that my anxiety would rub off on my kids. They didn't know about my panic attacks until they went to high school. People with panic attacks are very prone when they feel "out of control" as in sitting in a dental chair, getting an MRI, flying in a plane, riding a train etc. Situations where somebody else is in control "when you can get out".
Avatar n tn My husband heard about seperation anxiety disorder in children. I know nothing about this disorder at this point. I do know I do not want to put my daughter on drugs. It seems her problem has escalated with school would home schooling her just make the problem even worse and do you think she may have seperation anxiety disorder?
Avatar n tn I have three children and PCOS and all without any fertility issues. My faith in God and my trust in His sovereignty is the only "treatment" I needed. I also have a friend with PCOS who spent thousands on fertility and the only times she ever got pregnant are when she wasn't using fertility treatments. Also I am sure there is an anti-anxiety drug you can take during pregnancy that is not harmful.
Avatar f tn Am I wrong to make him play? -- your question No. But, by your own words, "it's the same process every year". I feel that your son suffers from an anxiety "disorder" (probably social anxiety) which is different from being anxious or shy. Anxiety disorders affect the physical, emotional and mental aspects of a person and as thus, requires specialized help in learning how to "manage" one's fears/anxieties.
Avatar n tn My son is almost four years old, and i know that he does things that are just not normal. I have been told by others that he may have an anxiety disorder. He clams up when we are in a social situations. He will want seperate himself from others when we are in a group. He throws tantrums when put in a large group. We have not been able to fully potty train him because, he hold in his bowel movements to point where we have to give him an enema. I thinks it because he is afriad of pooping.
Avatar n tn WE HAVE TRIED MANY THINGS INCLUDING BRINGING NEW FOODS FOR HIM TON TRY IF HE WANTED TO IN FRONT OF THE COUNSELOR, RATING HIS ANXIETY AND HIS THOUGHTS ON HOW HE FELT IT WOULD TASTE AND HOW IT TASTED. THIS WORKED FOR A WHILE, BUT ONLY IN HER OFFICE. HE REFUSES TO TRY NEW FOODS IN FRONT OF PEOPLE/ FRIENDS AT SCHOOL, AND DOES NOT FALL TO PEER PRESSURE. WE ARE WORRIED HE IS NOT GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN. HE WILL NOT EAT ANY MEAT EXCEPT CHICKEN NUGGETS, AND NOT HE IS BEGINNING TO GET TIRED OF THAT.
Avatar m tn I suspect the above poster, robrob76 is correct - probably separation anxiety is the issue. I might suggest you google the phrase "separation anxiety and children" or "behaviors of anxiety in children" or "anxiety disorders and children" or similar words/phrases. There is lots and lots of information on the internet re this topic with many suggestions of excellent books that are available on-line, in bookstores or your public library system.
3060903 tn?1398568723 “What if” fears about situations far in the future Perfectionism, excessive self-criticism, and fear of making mistakes Feeling that they’re to blame for any disaster, and their worry will keep tragedy from occurring The conviction that misfortune is contagious and will happen to them Need for frequent reassurance and approval Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) treatment tip 1: Look at your worries in new ways The core symptom of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is chronic worrying.
Avatar f tn Adults chew gum, pace, etc. Everyone has ways of coping. True clinical anxiety is a disorder that a physician can diagnose, however, I wouldn't assume this is the case. I do believe that talking to your grandson would be helpful. While clinical DSM 4 anxiety can be treated with medication, having worked in this field for many years--- I can tell you that almost always physicians suggest "talk" therapy as well. This is an important piece of the puzzle.
1694901 tn?1317009564 I too have kids to look after and that is what keeps me going…good luck sweetie…seek the help you need in order to help you better understand this disorder and help you turn this around…when things get bad I say to myself “this too shall pass”
Avatar f tn method, then I might suggest searching for a different medical mental health specialist (as a child neurologist or child psychiatrist) with experience in the treatment of children with anxiety disorders. The earlier the diagnosis and treatment; the better the prognosis (also faster recovery). Eleven years of age is not young as far as treating anxiety issues.
Avatar n tn Hi, I think you are right - in most people with severe anxiety disorders there IS an underlying condition. From what I have learned through research it is a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes hair-trigger anxiety reflexes, so to speak. I have severe anxiety, have had panic attacks since the age of 12 - so do many, many members of my family. Even some folks who have never had a heart palpitation in my family have severe anxiety.
Avatar f tn The answer to that is yes, unfortunately that's exactly how I felt before I knew I had to start treatment. That's what is called an anxiety attack where you need to lay down and that still doesn't make it all better. Anxiety and depression cause these symptoms to your body and mind.
Avatar n tn As you can see examples in this forum, anxiety symptoms form a spectrum. On one end of the spectrum, one has all anxiety symptoms. On the other end of the spectrum, one has all physical symptoms. You belong to the unfortunate latter.
398624 tn?1266273049 GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) lasts lifetime if not treated. klonopin is better than xanax. but dont get addicted to benzos.
Avatar n tn You should discuss this severe form of social anxiety (that is what sm is) with your son's pediatrician/family doctor (if he/she is unaware of this disorder then ask for a referral to a doctor with experience in anxiety issues). Treatment for such a young child usually involves intervention which might be as simple as scheduling several playdates and over-socializing your son at every opportunity available (shopping, malls, McDonald's, parks, church, etc.
Avatar n tn She is not able to be with you for consistent periods which are sufficient to develop comfort and trust that you will be able to meet her needs. Thus, your presence induces anxiety in her. Children require consistent, available nurturing in the early years and it may be questionable whether you are able to provide her with this, given the nature of your schedule. It's not a good situation if you don't really have time to be avaialble to her.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Medication is considered most helpful when used in addition to therapy and other self-help techniques that address the root cause of social anxiety disorder. Three types of medication are used in the treatment of social anxiety disorder / social phobia: Beta blockers – Beta blockers are used for relieving performance anxiety. They work by blocking the flow of adrenaline that occurs when you’re anxious.
Avatar f tn This is my first question, so im not sure if I am asking in the right place, so bear with me. I am bipolar and have just come from inpatient hospitalization due to suicidal ideiations and clinical depression. When I was released I went to outpatient group therapy. I have been on prescription medication for years. I have never found "the magic fix". Nothing seems to work as well as I want it to.
1364699 tn?1277879288 This is not an eating disorder, it sounds more like anxiety. With an eating disorder you deprive yourself of food, for various reasons, with body image being #1. This doesn't appear to be your problem. But if you have always had this, you need to see a specialist to make sure everything in your throat is okay. Always rule out all other causes before assuming it's anxiety. If it is anxiety, I feel therapy would truly benefit you.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms in children While the onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder usually occurs during adolescence or young adulthood, younger children sometimes have symptoms that look like OCD. However, the symptoms of other disorders, such as ADD, autism, and Tourette’s syndrome, can also look like obsessive-compulsive disorder, so a thorough medical and psychological exam is essential before any diagnosis is made.
1423792 tn?1282660798 Hi, my name is Kitty and I'm...kind of desperate, at the moment. Does anyone here know of a support group (ideally on MedHelp) for teenage/adult children of bipolar parents? My mother has it (along with a great many other problems), which may have contributed genetically to my developing an eating disorder. She keeps getting treatment, then deciding she's "all better" and stopping her medication.
Avatar n tn now on the trail of this thing can make all the difference in the world. Once you get the proper treatment for your illness, you might gain back a lot more of your former life than you realize. I agree with you and your husband, in faith, that this will happen! The parathyroids are located behind the thyroid gland. They are 4 pea sized glands ("para" meaning along-side-of). These glands job, is to regulate your calcium levels.
Avatar f tn Has anything helped you to regain control when things have been this bad in the past? I guess your disorder is similar to bpd in the sense that anxiety is at the core of both. In bpd we tend to split off a lot of parts. In therapy the goal is to help contain (hold) these parts and to integrate them. Because things are so bad for you at this time I believe what you need is containment. The previous doctor, Dr Gould, on the mental health expert forum was particularly good.
1263071 tn?1270297845 I have been diagnosised with a stroke, brain tumor, Stress, MS, depression, anxiety, and a partridge in a pear tree. My children are all upset. They want me to get my records and films, which I have, and go to MD to Johns Hopkins and see if they can figure it out. Bad thing is, I am 56 and long term disability that I paid thru work and currently receive a monthly stipend. With no diagnosis, can I lose my long term??? My new MS Dr. only wants to see me every 6 months!
7087196 tn?1389309719 I can find nothing online that would agree with that. However, it certainly would work for anxiety which is a common disorder of ADHD. And I do read that it makes some of the other meds more effective. But, I still think it is being used mainly to treat the bipolar problem.
Avatar f tn He is a beautiful soul, but he suffers with his challenges. He got diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and depression last year. He is under the care of a medical team, and it looks like he may have early on-set bipolar disorder as he has massive mood swings ranging from being calm, to irritable, to extreme anger, to feeling very down and suicidal, to over-excitedness. This can all be in half an hour at times!