Anyone have a child with Anxiety Disorder?

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Anyone have a child with Anxiety Disorder?
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 9:10am

Recently my son (8 years old) has started having panic attacks.

Evy

(Mom to Alex and Marlena)

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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 1:57pm
Hi Evy, welcome to the board :)

My son does have some minor anxiety issues, and it usually shows itself with tics. What you are saying makes total sense to me. While there could be other issues at play, anxiety could be contributing to his behavior problems. I know that it's scary, hang in there.

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 8:13am

Yes. Both my children had panic and anxiety.


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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 4:08pm

Yes, his pediatrician ordered blood work and did a thorough physical exam.

Evy

(Mom to Alex and Marlena)

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 9:16am

I hope it doesn't come to that (medication), either, but the stress of the anxiety can be bad for the child also.


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