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Posted on Apr 20, 2015 in Anxiety, Children, Counseling, News, Phobias, Therapy

Dealing With Anxiety Disorders In Children

All humans experience anxiety from time to time. But when the anxiety begins to occur more frequently and begins to affect everyday life, then it is a disorder. It can be accompanied by feelings of uneasiness and the person suffering from it is always tensed or distracted. This can be hard on anyone. But for children and their parents it can be doubly hard. Different types of anxiety disorders Anxiety disorders can be of many different types depending on the symptoms. Generalized anxiety disorder is when people worry excessively about anything and everything. It could be as simple as going to school to something grand like worrying about the future. This is often accompanied with physical symptoms like headaches, chest pains, fatigue, stomach aches etc. Phobias are fears about anything; things that are not even harmful. Social anxiety is fear of facing social situations or crowds. Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) are when sufferers attempt to ease their anxieties or obsessions (constantly occurring thoughts), through a series of actions or...

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Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in Anxiety, News, Phobias

Seeking Help for Phobias

Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder. These are fears of certain things or situations. A normal anxiety level is no cause for concern. But when phobias begin to take over your life or interfere with everyday activities then it is time to address the concern. The good thing is that with the help of a mental health professional it is possible to manage phobias even when you do not understand the cause for it. The origin of phobias It is not always possible to know the origin of phobias. For some the initial trigger could be a traumatic event in life, which develops into full-blown phobia over a period of time. One such instance could be an airplane accident that could develop into a fear of flying. Another example could be watching a loved one succumb to snakebite and this could develop into a fear of snakes. The treatment of phobias Individuals, who are able to lead a normal life despite their phobias, might not feel the need...

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Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in News, Phobias

Social Phobia: An overview

Phobias are paralyzing and make life difficult for the one who suffers from them. Social phobia is one such phobia that makes it difficult for people to present themselves in social gatherings due to the fear of ridicule or embarrassment. Social phobia is also known as social anxiety disorder. The disorder can manifest in many forms. People can suffer from specific fears or generalized fears; from anxiety of being in social gatherings to nervousness of meeting new people. Fear of speaking in public is a major component of social phobia and one of the most common symptoms as well. Recognizing social phobia Awareness about the symptoms of social anxiety disorder can help those who suffer seek help for the same. Awareness can also help people recognize the signs in a loved one and get the much-needed help. The symptoms of social phobia can be triggered by any situation that involves a social gathering, regardless of the size. In worse case scenarios, the mere thought of interactions with a superior...

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