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Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Anxiety, Depression

Anxiety & Depression in Children

Research shows that untreated children  with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences and engage in substance abuse. Anxiety Disorders affect one in eight children. Anxiety disorders also often co-occur with other disorders such as depression,  eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). With treatment and support, your child can learn how to successfully manage the symptoms of anxiety and live a normal childhood. Signs and Symptoms What to look for in children who may be suffering from anxiety and depression: Depressed or irritable mood Difficulty sleeping or concentrating Change in grades, getting into  trouble at school, or refusing to go  to school Change in eating habits Feeling angry or irritable Mood swings Feeling worthless or restless Frequent sadness or crying Withdrawing from friends and activities Loss of energy Low self-esteem Thoughts of death or suicide How We Can Help What ABHS can do: Individual therapy and support is available for your child with case consultation among a diverse group  of...

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