Nervous child symptoms or - Child anxiety - can be common place, any child can experience them at some time during childhood regardless of circumstances, it could be either a "blip" or a serious disorder. the blip is only temporary and usually passes fairly quickly. Kids that experience an anxiety disorder will demonstrate symptoms and signs such as shyness,fear, and nervousness and they may find excuses not to visit places or people.
An infant or child that experiences fear from a sudden shock or scary (harmless) situation or a "monster" are easily comforted. In the case of children with phobias or anxiety disorders, this is not so simple.
As many as one in ten children can be affected ny anxiety disorders, stress, nervousness, phobias, and OCD. These disorders can be related to others such as eating problems, depression and Serious behavioral problems. Extensive study has proved that children or adolescents left to cope without proper help are far more likely to perform poorly at school or struggle to keep friends and often end up turning to substance abuse.
Thankfully, with the proper treatment your child can learn to cope and treat the symptoms of this cruel affliction and lead a normal life again.
Generalized anxiety disorder When a child has a GAD, they will worry excessively about a variety of things such as criticism, loved ones and home life, relationships and school. They may always seek reassurance.
Panic disorder is diagnosed after two weeks of feeling uneasy, unreality, general nervousness sweating, fidgeting and feelings of going mad for no apparent reason and then at least 30 days of worrying about panicking again.
Social anxiety disorder Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, brings fear and anxiety over situations and activities such as going somewhere new or even old, meeting strangers and having to be interviewed by a teacher or parent.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Children suffering post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD will have the symptoms after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic horrific event.
Separation anxiety disorder
Children between 18 months and three years old can experience SA, when it is normal to feel some anxiety when a parent leaves their side. Clever parenting skills can be used to their advantage here.
A specific phobia is the irrational fear of a specific object or situation, maybe a spider, or a trip to the dentist, or maybe swimming. Others may include thunder, Monsters,the dark, heights, needles and medical procedures.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Has been seen in kids of a very young age but normally will surface approximately at ten years old. If in Girls then its usually during adolescence, but on the whole, boys will show signs of OCD before puberty. OCD is based on obsessions and the sufferer feels they must perform rituals and routines to try to aid their anxiety.
Symptoms and signs of Depression
Concentration levels can swing - Trouble at at school - Doesn't want to go to school - Self harming or worse thoughts - Frequent crying - Depression - swings in mood - changes in eating habits - Anger/Mood swings - Feeling worthless or restless - Withdrawing from friends and social life - Lack of energy - Low self worth.
Thankfully, with the proper treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy or "play therapy", your child can learn to cope and treat the symptoms of this cruel affliction and lead a normal life again.