When is fear part of the natural growth and development process, and in What cases is it an anxiety disorder? How do you treat online anxiety therapy for children? Get all your answers.
What are the symptoms of anxiety in children?
Anxiety in children is usually characterized by the following symptoms (symptoms):
Physical symptoms: shortness of breath, accelerated pulse, feeling of suffocation, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, and sleep disturbances.
Emotional symptoms: the feeling of distress, fear, despair, helplessness, or worry.
Behavioral symptoms: attachment to parents, refusal to go to school or go on trips, reluctance to sleep in friends or a room alone, much dealing with questions about the situation and the future, repetition of actions, repetition of specific thoughts or words, avoiding going to classes and activities outside the home.
What are the causes of the appearance of anxiety and fears?
Anxiety is a psychological or physiological manifestation of a feeling of restlessness caused by stress and worries about dangers and threats, real or imaginary. Many children experience age-appropriate fears, but in some cases, the usual concerns of children can also be extreme, impairing their routine and interfering with their functioning.
Fear is a natural emotion necessary to maintain our existence. The fear response leads us to escape and seek shelter or fight in a situation of imminent danger. These situations provoke unpleasant reactions in our bodies that cause us great suffering.
How to deal with the child’s anxiety problem?
Maintaining support for the child to cope with the situations from which he is anxious and not protect him while keeping him away from them. Saving the child while preventing any coping or contact with the threatening stimulus may develop into an anxiety disorder.
How is anxiety treated at the online Center?
Online anxiety therapy for children includes psychological treatment using a cognitive-behavioral method called CBT. This treatment contains 8 to 16 sessions. All treatments incorporate parental guidance determined by the staff, in cooperation with the family, and following the child’s needs being treated.
Treats children who suffer from various fears and anxieties through a short and focused treatment method, directly addressing improved functioning and coping strategies of the suffering child and his family. This includes different therapeutic interventions, both on the psychological and pharmacological levels.