Brain Facts

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Kid's anxiety - Key points

Anxiety is a normal part of life and usually lasts a matter of days or weeks. It becomes a disorder when it lasts a number of months and interferes with your child’s everyday activities.

Anxiety has a number of causes, including our genes, our temperament and our environment.

Help your child cope with anxiety by reassuring them and encouraging them to face their fears.

Anxiety often runs in families. Look at your own anxiety levels and assess if they are affecting your child.

See a doctor if your child is no longer attending school or after-school activities, or if your family’s routine is disrupted. Go to your nearest emergency department if your child has thoughts of suicide.

Multiple anxiety disorders can occur together. Sometimes anxiety occurs with oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities and other conditions.

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