Anxiety Disorders in Children- What Are They and What to Do? | Pediatric Therapy Tv

In today’s Webisode, a pediatric social worker explains ways to determine if your child has an anxiety disorder.  You will walk away confident knowing there is help available for your child in the event your child experiences the disorder symptoms.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to tell if your child suffers from an anxiety disorder
  • What you can do to check the validity of the disorder
  • Best approach to take when determining an anxiety disorder

Video Transcription:

Announcer: From Chicago’s leading experts in pediatrics to a worldwide
audience, this is Pediatric Therapy TV, where we provide experience and
innovation to maximize your child’s potential. Now your host, here’s Robyn.

Robyn: Hello and welcome to Pediatric Therapy TV. I’m your host, Robyn
Ackerman.

Today I’m sitting here with Michelle Winterstein, a pediatric
social worker. Michelle, can you tell us what are some signs a
child may suffer from an anxiety disorder?

Michelle: Absolutely, Robyn. All children suffer from anxiety from time
to time. However, some signs to look out for that your child may
suffer from an anxiety disorder would be clinginess to parents,
panicking at the thought of meeting new people or going to new
places, stomachaches or headaches before school or frequent
trips to the nurse’s office, trouble sleeping or irritability.

What you really want to consider is whether this anxiety is
typical for your child’s age and is the anxiety pervasive. If
you’re ever in doubt as to the depth of your child’s anxiety
symptoms, don’t leave that decision up to yourself. It’s always
best to contact a medical professional.

Robyn: Thank you so much, Michelle.

Michelle: Thank you, Robyn.

Robyn: And thank you to our viewers. And remember, keep on blossoming.

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