Carolina Counseling Services - Overcoming Teen Anxiety/Fear/Phobia/OCD
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Overcoming Teen Anxiety/Fear/Phobia/OCD
Anxiety is considered a normal human reaction when confronted with a stressor. Children typically manifest harmless signs of fear and anxiety that usually change or dissipate in time. In some children, it can persist or even become excessive as they enter their adolescence. According to NIMH, about eight percent of the American teen population has anxiety problems. Adolescent anxiety has a lifetime prevalence of 25.1 percent.
Thus, while anxiety can be a normal and harmless, you need to watch out when the signs and symptoms become perceptibly extreme. These can make your teenage son or daughter’s day-to-day life gripped with so much negativity and stress, and worse it can persist through adulthood.
The Types to Watch Out For
There are several types of anxiety disorders. Some of the common types include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social phobia or social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
GAD results in your child worrying about what any teen would worry about such as school, weight, health and other simple life events, but the worry is uncontrollable and excessive. Panic is usually only considered an issue when it happens often, and for no apparent reason. Phobias are described as unreasonable and excessive fear concerning a specific something. Social anxiety is common for young people with low self-esteem, but is worrisome when your child gets to the point of avoiding people and social gatherings. OCD is characterized by repetitive behaviors brought about by the teen’s desire to relieve the feeling of anxiety.
The Effect of Excessive Fear
Feeling anxious most of the time is not healthy for your adolescent child. Anxiety will cause the body to react like there is threat or danger. There will be an adrenaline rush to prepare the body to elude danger. The heart will beat fast, making the blood rush through the vessels, tensing the muscles, and creating sweat. This is the fight-flight response.
The fight-flight is a normal response as it puts the body of your child to preserve themselves against an adverse situation. But when it happens too often, it can be just as unhealthy. Imagine the body alert system poised for fight or flight, all the time; that can be very tiring and unhealthy as well.
Want You Can Do for your Teen
There are many things you can do for your adolescent. You can start by paying attention to the verbalized thoughts and feelings and by not trivializing the things/situations that make your teen afraid. While you may try your best to stick to a parenting technique that is fair for all your children, don’t compare your teen with others or give punishment for not faring as well as his/her other siblings. Of course, it is challenging. This is why you may need help.
If you and your child need assistance, contact Carolina Counseling Services. The task of raising emotionally healthy children in this world is extra challenging. Many proactive and smart parents turn to Carolina Counseling Services when the need to help a child arises. You can too; call now for appointment.
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Sliver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Pineview NC, Lumber Bridge, NC, Rex NC, Lemon Springs NC, Johnsonville NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade, NC.
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28311, 28312, 28314