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Child & Teen Anxiety

How do childhood anxiety disorders show themselves?

Thursday, 01 March 2018. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

How do childhood anxiety disorders show themselves?

In this series of blogs, Dr Sabina Dosani explores anxiety in children and adolescents. Here we look at the signs parents may want to look out for in their children. There are several anxiety conditions that children and teenagers can experience and ...

Anxiety in children – when should you seek help?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

Anxiety in children – when should you seek help?

In the second part of a series, Dr Sabina Dosani – Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Partner – explores when it is the right time to seek professional help for your child.   Some anxiety in children is normal All children and adults ...

How can I help my child with stress and when should I seek professional help?

Thursday, 15 February 2018. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

How can I help my child with stress and when should I seek professional help?

Here, Dr Sabina Dosani – Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Partner, discusses the signs that your child is stressed and gives some very practical tips on how you can help.   There is no need to go to India or anywhere else ...

Anxiety disorder assessments: what to expect from your child’s appointment

Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

Anxiety disorder assessments: what to expect from your child’s appointment

With over 13 % of 16 year olds having an anxiety disorder and prevalence rates on the increase, in this blog Dr Sabina Dosani – Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Partner, looks at what you can expect for your child ...

5 things you should know if your child has a phobia

Thursday, 08 September 2016. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

5 things you should know if your child has a phobia

We might all have a few things we really don’t like, spiders, heights or a trip to the dentist can see people running for the hills, but for people with a phobia, their fears are much, much stronger.  Symptoms of phobias ...

Does your child have anxiety? Here are our top tips for parents

Wednesday, 07 September 2016. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

Does your child have anxiety? Here are our top tips for parents

Anxiety affects about 1 in 5 children and teenagers in the UK.  Whilst it is normal for us all to have worries at times, anxiety disorders are a lot more serious and can seriously affect your child’s social, personal and intellectual ...

The 7 types of OCD in children and teenagers

Sunday, 04 September 2016. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

The 7 types of OCD in children and teenagers

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children is relatively common, with about 1% of all children suffering with the often debilitating illness.  The average onset age is approximately 10 [1] - over 80% of adults with OCD showed signs of onset before ...

What causes OCD in children and adolescents?

Monday, 29 August 2016. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

What causes OCD in children and adolescents?

Whilst we can’t be sure what causes OCD in children, research has put forward several ideas, some of which remain quite controversial.  OCD can be a hugely debilitating illness, often impacting severely on the child’s quality of life.  As the symptoms may ...

Worried how the kids will cope this Christmas?

Thursday, 10 December 2015. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

Worried how the kids will cope this Christmas?

We hear a lot about how Christmas can be difficult for adults with mental health issues – often exacerbating depression and feelings of loneliness - but what about children with a mental health condition? If your child struggles with anxiety or OCD ...

Does my child have anxiety?

Friday, 22 May 2015. Posted in Child & Teen Anxiety

Does my child have anxiety?

Approximately 3% of children in the UK suffer with anxiety disorders, which equates to a third of all diagnosed mental health problems in children. It is very natural for us all to experience signs of anxiety – it is our bodies ...

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