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Anxiety Disorders in Children: Causes, Symptoms, Ways of Dealing

Anxiety Disorders in Children When your child displays excessive fear over something or to someone without any apparent reasons, then chances are; your child might be suffering from one or more forms of anxiety disorders. In anxiety disorders, children experience intense anticipation about disasters, natural calamities, harm on their health and other loved ones, death and the uncertainties about the future. They are reluctant in participating into any event where it involves mingling with other children - they isolate themselves.  These and many more are some of the physiological signs of anxiety disorders. When these problems persist, your child’s day to day activities will be affected. They will start to have problems or changes with their academic performance, the development of their social and life skills and even, their health. Almost all children are afraid about something. They may either feel shy or fearful when in other places new to them or when around other people or s

How to Build Self-Confidence and Improve Self-Esteem: 5 Ways

In today's fast-paced world, building self-confidence and improving self-esteem is crucial for personal and professional success. Self-confidence is the belief in oneself and one's abilities, while self-esteem refers to how one perceives their worth and value. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore effective strategies and techniques to help you develop and boost your self-confidence and enhance your self-esteem , empowering you to reach new heights in life. How to Build Confidence Self-Confidence Meaning Self Confidence is a belief in one's abilities. In the purest form, it expresses how much belief you have in your abilities, in any field. You can have great self-confidence in your soccer abilities but when it comes to relationships, you are lost. So it varies on the field which we are examining.   We all have our strong and weak sides, and that’s okay. The problem begins when we disregard and undervalue ourselves, and lose faith in ourselves. This is what you shou

Social Anxiety in Children

Social Anxiety in Children It is normal for kids to be shy at times or in certain occasions. In fact, children have the natural tendency to overcome shyness and develop the confidence slowly to play or socialize with other kids on their own. But what about when you discover your child displaying intense fear in attending to groups of other children in a crowd of other people? What about if he is afraid of even just going to the public bathrooms or simply answering phone calls, or couldn’t handle the sight of a visitor in the home? These are some of the many issues a lot of parents are facing in their children and young kids. And though Social Anxiety in Children is not as common as any anxiety disorders in children existing today, there are definitely a lot more children affected by it than you can simply imagine.  This is not an issue anymore that you can afford to take lightly. Ignoring this problem can cause tremendous burden on the part of your child and you in the long run.

Separation Anxiety in Children: Babies - Toddlers - Kids: How to Help

Separation Anxiety in Children: Babies - Toddlers - Kids A baby being born cannot fully distinguish what are strangers and parents. But come 18 months and they know what a guardian may look like compared to a stranger. And so in this stage, separation anxiety and kids are inseparable. During this period, a child may often develop separation anxiety. This usually happens when a child has finally developed some emotional attachment towards his or her parents and thus he or she will feel stressed once the parents are away. Anxiety can often be displayed through crying, unusual silence, clinginess, and shyness. Separation Anxiety in Babies: Toddlers age 3 and up Yes, separation anxiety for a child around 18 months (some babies display separation anxiety as early as 4/5 months of age) is very normal and happens to almost all babies around the world but still, the baby needs to be helped in some various ways to avoid excessive crying and anxiety per se. Read a comprehensive discussion he

Some Commonly Experienced Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Feeling like the world is constantly on edge? Does worry and fear hijack your daily routine? Anxiety disorders, characterized by excessive worry and dread, are a prevalent mental health condition affecting millions. These anxieties can disrupt your sleep, work, and relationships, manifesting in a surprising variety of physical and psychological symptoms. This article delves into some of the commonly experienced symptoms associated with anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic attacks. At the outset, I want to remind you that anxiety can be a chameleon, with hundreds of different ways of showing up. This list serves as a starting point, not an exhaustive one. Additionally, some of these symptoms can also be caused by other medical conditions. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, don't hesitate to consult with a healthcare professional. They can help determine the caus

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The Mystery of Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health

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OCD: Symptoms, Types, Causes, Treatment, Help, Cure

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder , more commonly known as  OCD , is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder and is characterized by way of persistent, undesired thought processes (obsessions) and/or repeating actions (compulsions). Obsession, in this case, is highly unpleasant as the individual is compelled to repeat certain behaviors again and again. The condition, most of the time, is anxiety-related and the  thoughts are unwanted and intrusive . Sufferers often understand that these thoughts are irrational, but by performing compulsive behavior, they believe they will be cured or will be relieved. Recurring actions such as hand washing (to avoid catching germs), counting numbers, checking things over, or cleaning are frequently carried out with the anticipation of avoiding compulsive thoughts or making them disappear altogether. This is to avoid their obsession turning into reality. OCD is a common mental condition that affects 2.5 million adults or

Health Anxiety Is Ruining My Life: How to Get Over It

Do you have a fear of diseases? Have you ever thought of a simple headache to be a brain tumor, or a slight stomach ache as an intestinal blockage? Have people ever called you crazy because of your obsession with health and hygiene? Are you gripped by a constant fear of being terminally ill? Have you ever self-diagnosed yourself by checking the symptoms online? Are you aware of the symptoms of various diseases because you constantly look them up online? Do you keep getting tests done (often by different doctors)? Is no reassurance enough to prove that you are not sick? You know that but are never satisfied. Is that you? If the answer to most of these questions is yes, you probably are a hypochondriac. But if " Health anxiety is ruining my life " is something you can relate to, this article will help you overcome it. Health Anxiety Is Ruining My Life If you're constantly worried about their health and always convinced that you are sick, then you may