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Anxiety in Children

As much as you might expect children to become a bundle of joy all the time, you shouldn’t forget that they’re also prone to experiencing the same negative emotions that we feel. Therefore, if your child is feeling anxious, especially when faced with an uncertain or stressful situation, you should view it as their completely normal reaction to events in their life. However, if you believe that your child is unable to snap out of being anxious easily, you would want to bring them to us here at Life Resolutions Croydon so that we can find out how to best manage their anxiety levels so that they can experience a better childhood and grow up to become well-functioning adults.

What Are Some of the Symptoms of Anxiety in Children?

While you don’t want your children to grow up and become worrywarts, leaving them to experience too much anxiety beyond what most other kids their age can usually handle may cause them to become too fearful and stressed out. You might even get concerned that your child’s anxiety levels are much higher than what most adults would normally experience. These are some of the symptoms that your child may already be manifesting when they’re having an anxiety attack:

  • Your child isn’t ready yet to spend some hours without you by their side, most especially during their first day of school.
  • Your child isn’t going outside as much to play compared to most other kids their age.
  • Even when your child decides to go outside, they’re only there to watch their fellow kids play instead of joining them.
  • Your child is having trouble sleeping at night, especially after you’ve turned their bedroom lights off and they’ve developed an unhealthy fear of the dark, monsters, and other boogeymen.
  • Your child wouldn’t talk to other people – even your relatives – except you.
  • Your child got severely upset after you’ve either changed their daily routine or introduced some new house rules for them to follow.

How Can We Help in Treating Your Child’s Anxiety?

We at Life Resolutions Croydon firmly believe that every child has the right to be given with adequate treatment for any mental health concerns that they might have. Thus, our team of psychologists, counselors, and therapists had come up with a few ways to lower your child’s current anxiety levels into normal so that they can spend an entire day in their life without having to worry about anything at all. The treatment methods that our team may use for your child’s anxiety are as follows:

1. Cognitive behavioral therapy

With cognitive behavioral therapy, the therapist that we’ll be assigning to help treat your child’s condition would try their best to dig deep into the root of what’s causing them to become overly anxious.

  • Your child’s therapist may make them lie on a couch and talk about stuff ranging from how their past week went to some of the most recent events in their life that they found quite stressful.

2. Medication

While not as commonly used unless as a last resort option, we may prescribe some medications for your child to chemically treat their anxiety.

  • You don’t need to be as anxious as your child since the medications that we may prescribe to them are specially designed for kids, meaning that they’re non-addictive and meant to be taken only once a day.

As humans, we experience a vast array of emotions including negative ones. Therefore, it’s completely fine if your child is experiencing anxiety, most especially as it can warn them of potential dangers that they might experience outside of your home. However, if your child is getting too anxious that they’re unable to function normally, you would want to ask them to come with you and pay us a visit at Life Resolutions Croydon. Our well-trained mental health professionals would be more than willing to help your child overcome their anxiety while they’re still young instead of letting it affect their entire future.

Where is Our Anxiety in Children Service Located?

We are conveniently located 209 Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon, 3136 Victoria, Australia.

To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256