Social Anxiety in Kids
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There are many different types of anxiety disorders, with different symptoms. Here are some of the most common types in kids:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Large amounts of time spent worrying about any aspect of life – past, present or future.
Specific Phobias: Intense irrational fears and panicked reactions to specific objects or situations eg. dogs, heights, the dark.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Develops after a significant stressful event such as a natural disaster or personal trauma.
Social Anxiety or Social Phobia: Extreme shyness and intense feelings of fear and worry that something bad will happen to them in a social situation.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Persistent and unwanted thoughts followed by impulses or compulsive, repetitive behaviour.
Panic Attacks or Panic Disorder: Period of intense fear which starts suddenly eg. shortness of breath, pounding heartbeat, chest pain.
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