Nine-year-old Katya is very shy. She often misses school, and before leaving the house in the morning complains of abdominal pain. On the eve of the examinations she was very upset. Every time her father goes on a business trip, Katya panics. She’s afraid something will happen to her father and he won’t come home.
Doctors found Katya has an anxiety disorder. Anxiety in children is abnormal when it reaches a level like Katya’s. When a child experiences anxiety, parents should help him cope with this problem.
Anxiety: emotion or mental disorder?
Anxiety is an emotion, though unpleasant for the person who experiences it. Continue reading