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When To Seek Anxiety Treatment?

Is your child suffering from anxiety?

Most of us have experienced anxiety at some point during our lives, whether it’s before giving a big presentation at work or as a result of unresolved stress or trauma. Of course, anxiety doesn’t just happen to adults; it can also happen to children and teens, too. If your child is suffering from anxiety, our Lawrenceville, GA, pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Lawrenceville, Dr. Anu Sheth, Dr. Christian Messick, and Dr. Anna Lawson, offer the treatment and care your child needs.

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety in Children

It’s important to recognize the warning signs of childhood anxiety so you and your child or teen can turn to the Pediatric Associates of Lawrenceville in Lawrenceville, GA, pediatricians as soon as possible for treatment. Here are the signs to be on the lookout for,

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping or frequent bad dreams
  • A change in eating habits
  • Frequent crying fits
  • Clinginess
  • Needing constant reassurance
  • Physical symptoms without a physical cause (e.g. stomachaches; headache)
  • Intense tantrums
  • Quick to anger or irritability
  • Fidgeting or often seeming tense
  • Compulsions such as frequent hand washing
  • Constant worry

One of the most common forms of childhood anxiety, particularly in younger children, is separation anxiety. This may occur if one of the parents has to leave for work or deployment, or it may occur when a child begins school for the first time (or daycare). We can help you navigate separation anxiety with your child to make the transition smoother. With older children and teens, we most often see that their anxiety stems from social situations or school.

When to Seek Help

While your child may feel nervous before going to camp for the first time or when they have a big test coming up, it’s important to recognize when your child’s anxiety could be hindering their health and wellbeing. It’s a good idea to turn to the Pediatric Associates of Lawrenceville, located in Lawrenceville, GA, for help from our pediatricians if,

  • Nothing you and your child are currently doing seems to be working
  • Their symptoms aren’t improving or are getting worse
  • Their symptoms are impacting their school or social life

Is your child suffering from anxiety? If so, you may wish to sit down with our Lawrenceville, GA, pediatricians to discuss anxiety treatment options. To schedule a consultation, call Pediatric Associates of Lawrenceville at (770) 277-6725.

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