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"Breaking Free from the Worry Web: Understanding Childhood Anxiety Types"

Childhood anxiety can manifest in various types or forms, including:

  1. Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Characterised by excessive and persistent worry about a wide range of everyday activities or situations.

  2. Separation Anxiety Disorder: Involves excessive fear or distress when separated from a primary caregiver or loved one.

  3. Social Anxiety Disorder: Involves intense fear or discomfort in social situations, often leading to avoidance or distress.

  4. Specific Phobias: Involves excessive fear and avoidance of specific objects, situations, or experiences, such as animals, heights, or the dark.

  5. Panic Disorder: Involves recurrent panic attacks, which are sudden and intense episodes of fear or discomfort accompanied by physical symptoms.

  6. Selective Mutism: Involves consistent failure to speak in specific social situations despite the ability to speak in other situations.

  7. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Involves recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) to reduce anxiety.

  8. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Involves anxiety and distress following exposure to a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or violence.

It's important to note that anxiety can also present as a combination of these types, and each child's experience may vary. Seeking professional help from a qualified mental health professional is recommended for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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