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Anxiety and Panic Attack

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Children can have their fears and worries – homework, peers, making mistakes, and being away from parents for extended times. However, there are forms of persistent or unusual anxiety, and these can be concerning to parents. A child may refuse to leave a parent, miss school, or constantly cry. They may refuse to talk to people. They may also feel shortness of breath, clammy hands, or have an increased heart rate.


Anxiety is often a key response to stressors in the environment. It is a response that can lead to self-preservation. However, when one has persistent worry and fear that is out of proportion to the situation at hand, or for a prolonged period, then one may consider a possible diagnosis of anxiety disorder.