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Contrary to the general belief, children too, suffer from various conditions that can be traced back to anxiety and depression. There are various symptoms that children show which should be identified and treated to prevent these conditions from becoming worse. Some types of anxiety disorder in children include but are not limited to:

1. Selective Mutism theatre tickets for children’s shows

There are children who stop communicating when they are expected to talk. The children who might be suffering from this condition may find it difficult to make friends at school or even communicate with some of their teachers. Often their faces show no expression and they stand still or can be seen playing with or chewing their hair, sitting in corners and avoiding eye contact.

While these children might show these symptoms in schools they are very expressive at home or places where they feel secure and comfortable. The parents of such children are often surprised when informed about the behavior of their children at school.

2. Specific Phobias

“Phobia” is described as an irrational fear of something. The children who suffer from specific phobias may feel intense fear or dread of situations or objects. They may be scared of flying, of entering dark rooms or hospitals. Some are scared of storms, blood or certain animals. The children who suffer from this condition often do not understand or recognize the reason for their fear and may show their anxiousness through the acts of:

a) Wailing

b) Clinging

c) Complaining of aches

d) Avoidance etc.

3. Separation Anxiety Disorder

Often babies who are aged between one to three years of age show signs of anxiety when any one or both parents leave the room or are out of their sight. Sometimes even older kids show these symptoms. If a child cannot be easily distracted out of this or takes longer to calm down, he or she might be suffering from this condition. About four percent of children suffer from this disorder. The children between the ages of seven to nine are the ones most affected by this condition. These children might show resistance when it comes to:

 

 

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