The state of anxiety tends to be something relatively normal in people, and generally responds to an alert that our body emits in certain situations of fear , nerves or uncertainty.

However, many times this state of anxiety is at higher levels than is considered usual, producing a negative state of mind and body that must be addressed. Children can also be victims of this disorder, being, unfortunately, increasingly common in our days.


General characteristics of the state of anxiety

Although anxiety is divided into different types, it is almost always characterized by a generalized state of extreme worry , either for everyday things such as going to school, or for somewhat more complex issues such as a competition or other causes, such as emotional dependence , sadness, depression, fears and phobias with or without just cause, traumatic events …

Common symptoms that can be found in children who suffer from anxiety

  • Nervousness and physical restlessness or difficulty staying still for short periods of time.
  • Learning and social development difficulties , producing situations of distance from the environment and / or adaptation.
  • Frequent bouts of fear , temper tantrums, or disproportionate crying.
  • Situations of bad humor and irritability even with the closest people.
  • Serious problems with generalized concentration , beyond studies and school activities.
  • Elevated sense of incomprehension and of not belonging to the world and the circumstances that surround them.
  • Physical symptoms , such as dizziness, excessive sweating, tingling, nausea … etc.

This whole picture of symptoms is very worrying, since it can aggravate the physical and emotional state of the child who suffers from it. For this reason, it is important to remain attentive to the possible signals that children may emit, who sometimes find it difficult to communicate, since the best way to treat an anxiety disorder is to recognize its existence and put yourself in the hands of a professional.

Psychiatric treatment, far from being a stigma, is often necessary to help children with anxiety disorders reduce their stress and worry levels to see the light again at the end of the tunnel. With the necessary guidelines and measures, children with anxiety will be able to get away from the fears and anguish that haunt them, over time managing to adapt again to a normal and daily rhythm of life and finding their place in the world and in the family environment .

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