Gentle remedies FOR ANXIETY
- Bach Rescue Remedy Kids
Give 2 drops of this alcohol-free formula directly on the tongue during high stress, or put 2 drops into a water bottle to be sipped throughout the day
- 5-HTP and L-theanine
Check with your health care provider to see if these naturally calming amino acids may be an appropriate therapy for your child.
Source: Doni Wilson, ND.
When to do More
Consider a professional consultation if you or your pediatrician think your child's behavior (for his age) warrants special attention.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Repetitive obsessive thoughts, such as being contaminated with dirt; compulsions, such as repetitive hand washing
- Panic disorder
Panic attacks, very rapid heartbeat, feeling dizzy or nauseated, a sense of impending doom
Intense fear of something (for example, heights, dogs, clowns); extreme avoidance of situations where it might be encountered
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Flashbacks of a traumatic event; extreme irritability; avoiding reminders of the trauma
- Separation anxiety
Consistently, chronically inconsolable upon separation from a loved one
Source: Anandhi Narasimhan, MD.