ADHD & Anxiety – When the two worlds collide

by on April 14th, 2011 at 7:00 am

Recent studies suggest that up to 25% of children diagnosed with ADHD have an anxiety order.

Children with ADHD have symptoms such as inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity and when an anxiety disorder is added to the mix, the list of symptoms gets much longer.

Unfortunately anxiety is a common condition in children with ADHD, but luckily there are natural ways to combat them.

Symptoms of an anxiety disorder:

  • Fearfulness
  • Exaggerated worry
  • Concentration issues
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness

For many children these symptoms are controllable, but for those with ADHD, these feelings can cause great duress that can disrupt daily activities. Anxiety can come about due to situations that may be happening in our children’s daily lives like, getting in trouble at school, issues at home, or even having a fight with a friend.

It is important to recognize symptoms of anxiety in children because most don’t know how to talk about what they are feeling. Children with ADHD can fixate quite easily on certain situations and when you add anxiety to that, it turns into a mixture of obsession and worry.

It’s important to know exactly how to deal with an ADHD child suffering from an anxiety order. The good thing is herbs can make such a difference in your child’s health. Using chamomile can help with anxiety and stress levels in children. Also, Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng, and melatonin may possibly have benefits for ADHD.

If your child was diagnosed with ADHD, you understand the patience needed in caring for him/her.  If your child shows any of the signs above, he/she may have an anxiety disorder and you should talk to your doctor.

BrightSpark Homeopathic remedy relieves hyperactivity, distractibility and impulsiveness in children with attention problems.

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