It is not just adults that can experience anxiety. In 2015,The Australian Government reported that 6.9% of Australians aged 4-17 were suffering from anxiety. If your child has symptoms of anxiety, it is important to remember that help is available.
Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brentonon the Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety in children often manifests differently than it does in adults. Some signs to look out for in children include –
- Clinginess and a desire to stay close to you.
- Being unwilling to play with other children, preferring to watch from the sidelines.
- Not wanting to leave the house.
- Difficulty adjusting to changes in routine.
- Issues with sleeping or fear around bedtime.
It can be particularly hard for children to vocalise their anxiety, so paying close attention to their behaviour and mannerisms is crucial. Children experiencing anxiety are at a higher risk for other mental illnesses, and anxiety can interrupt their learning and social development, so it is important to work with them to decrease their fears and worries.
Mental Health Services for Children at Life Resolutions
Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton are passionate about offering high-quality mental health services to children and families. Anxiety can cause children great distress and can even lead to problems in adulthood, so it is best to seek professional help if your child is experiencing symptoms of anxiety.
Here at Life Resolutions, our professionals are proud toprovidespecialisttreatment via Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which treats the cause of the anxiety at the source. In some cases, medication may also be required to help reduce recurring anxiety for the child.We also work with parents and families in understanding and managing the child’s anxiety.
Speak to Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton at Life Resolutions Today
If your child is experiencing anxiety, please contact us today to book an appointment.
For more about the work we do atLife Resolutions and the journeys of our CEO and Founder,Jodie Brenton, and our Principal Psychologist, Mary Magalotti,contact the team here.Or, feel free to explore Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti’s websites for more information.