Navigation Links
Anxiety Disorders Show in Tiny Tots

Anxiety disorders seem to afflict humans very early, not sparing even tiny tots. Children as young as two are being treated for anxiety disorders in New South Wales in Australia.

Anxiety disorders in children are far more prevalent than depression, figures released by Macquarie University's Anxiety Research Unit show.

In children aged 6to 11, the anxiety prevalence rate is 16 per cent compared to a rate of about 1 per cent for mood disorders such as depression.

In those aged 13 to 18 years, it is between 10 and 16 per cent compared to 5 per cent for mood disorders.

Professor of psychology and director of the Centre for Emotional Health Ron Rapee said anxiety disorders could virtually cripple a child and stay with them for life.

'In very young children it really starts to look like part of their personality they appear shy, withdrawn, upset if confronted with something new, scared more than most kids if their mother leaves the room or they are left alone,' Professor Rapee said.

'It's sad when you see it particularly in really young children. It can be devastating.

'In many cases they don't have friends, they're too anxious to be able to sleep over at a friend's house and a lot of them can't join activities like school camps because of it. It really can affect their lives.'

Professor Rapee said a lack of confidence underlined many anxiety disorders in children.

The growing prevalence of anxiety disorders in increasingly younger children has prompted researchers at the unit to set up the Creating Confident Kids program for children aged two to six.

Whereas other programs offered at the unit treat the children this program is aimed to teach parents how to help their children develop self-confidence, a healthy self-esteem and a sense of responsibility.

So far about 30 parents have taken part in the eight-week course since it began in November la st year.

The programme, called Study Without Stress, has been developed for senior high school students. It teaches cognitive and behavioural skills to help students understand their stress, teaches them anxiety management skills, how to manage high workloads and exam anxiety, managing procrastination and perfectionism and creating a study-life balance.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Nausea Linked To Anxiety And Depression
2. Anxiety likely to affect the foetus
3. Anxiety and Peptic ulcers may be linked
4. Anxiety following heart attacks not adequately managed
5. Kidney Donors Health Can Cause Anxiety Among Kidney Recipients
6. Herbal Remedies For Insomnia And Anxiety May Be Ineffective
7. Anxiety Can Increase The Risk Of Attempting Suicide In Men
8. New Treatment For Anxiety Disorders
9. Isolated Sleep Paralysis In Patients With Anxiety Disorders
10. Mind Affects Body –Link between Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Obesit
11. Depression and Anxiety Endemic in Britain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic ... World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. ... some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan that ... the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , All ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery ... of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , ... for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new ... the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report to their ... contains up to date financial data derived from varied research ... trends with potential impact on the market during the next ... which comprises of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Pharma News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... in influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune ... growing patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth ... vaccine would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost ... Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: