According to NAMI anxiety is the most common mental health disorder, it is estimated that around 40 million Americans have an anxiety disorder
Anxiety is normal and it can motivate you to work hard and perform well. However, excessive anxiety and worry that is difficult to control and interferes with everyday activities may be a sign of something more serious. A panic attack can often occur when experiencing an intense surge of fear or discomfort. Seeking therapy for your anxiety we can work together to explore negative patterns of thinking and teach successful coping skills. We can help you learn how to let feelings and thoughts happen without acting on them and to acknowledge difficulties in life without avoiding them, as well as teach calming strategies.
Children 5 and under: Trouble with eating, sleeping, or toileting (including having accidents when already toilet-trained), difficulty with transitions (e.g. from home to school), frequent tantrums or meltdowns, restlessness/hyperactivity/
Children 5 and up: Trouble with eating, sleeping, or toileting, worry about upcoming events or activities (may be expressed by asking questions over and over about the same thing or seeking frequent reassurance), restlessness/hyperactivity/
Teens: Irritability, trouble sleeping, avoidance of activities or social situations, perfectionism, excessive worries about school or sports performances
Common across ages for children and teens: Complaints of frequent stomachaches or headaches
This type of anxiety is characterized by worrying about a lot of different things and experiencing common symptoms of anxiety for months
People with social anxiety experience worry about most social situations and how other people perceive them in social situations
People with separation anxiety experience distress and worry about being detached from loved ones
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