Terms of Reference
Wiktoria Wozniak has been requested to write this report by Communications
lecturer, Jennifer Neville. This report has be submitted on the 9th
of December 2017.
has been gathered from the internet and the books.
What is Anxiety in Children?
Anxiety is a normal experience of
childhood, and all children pass
through different phases. A phase is temporary and usually harmless. But children who suffer from an anxiety disorder experience fear,
nervousness, and shyness, and they start to avoid places and activities.
Children as always often seen in children when they feel quite often nervous,
for example as children going to school for exams they will be stressed out terribly
when an anxiety becomes.
symptoms of anxiety start out the same as just feeling generally anxious but
get worse or last long then they should. Probably symptoms is:
Feeling Frightened, nervous or panicky all the time
Getting down or depressed
Lack of concentration
Tired and irritable
Palpitations – when your heart feels like its
Stomach cramps and/or diarrhoea
Recommendations for Patients/Carers
If your child feels anxious, parents and carers can help.
First of all, it’s important to talk about your anxiety and worries. Calm them
and show them that they understand what they feel. If your child is big enough,
he can help you. It can be helpful to describe the fear of a wave that builds
up and then flows out again.
As well as talking to your child about
their worries and anxieties, it’s important to help them find solutions, says
Doctor may prescribe antidepressants that will help them calm down and think
differently about things that are worry them. Usually, work takes two to four
weeks, so don’t worry if they do not feel better right away.
Encourage independence – it tempts they want to do things for the child, but
letting them do things for life for themselves. Handing the own duties home is
a great way to help them become more independent.
If the child is restless, it is hard, it lasts and
disturbs them in everyday life, and it is a good idea to get help. A visit to a
general practitioner is a good place to start. If the child’s anxiety affects
his school life, you should talk to your school..
NHS choices your health, your choices (2016) Anxiety in Children. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/anxiety-in-children.aspx
YOUNGMiNDS (2017) Anxiety. Available from: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/anxiety/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp_64-NeJ2AIVTrvtCh1FpAfZEAAYASAAEgKWZvD_BwE
NHS choices (2017) Anxiety disorders in children. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/anxiety-disorders-in-children/