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  1. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use

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    Nichole Fairbrother, PhD Reprinted from "Concurrent Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2004, 2 (1), pp. 27-29 Sadly, many people are exposed to traumatic events such as a motor vehicle accident, rape, assault or other violent crimes, or to nat ...

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  2. Specific Phobias and Young People

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC Fears are common and expected in childhood; however, for some children and teens, their fears can become very severe over time, and even develop into a phobia. A phobia is an intense and unreasonable fear of a specific objec ...

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  3. Specific Phobias and Adults

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC Are you afraid to fly? Do needles make you nervous? Do you avoid dental appointments, elevators, or contact with spiders because you are scared? If so, you may have a phobia. Phobias are intense fears about specific places, ...

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  4. Separation Anxiety Disorder

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC It is normal for children to sometimes feel anxious or insecure when separated from their parents or other important caregivers. Usually, such separation anxiety fades as they grow up and become more confident. If your child ...

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  5. Separation Anxiety Disorder: School refusal

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC Jacquelyn Weatherall, M.Ed For most children attending school is an enjoyable and exciting experience. For some, however, attending school may be overwhelming and is endured or avoided. These children may suffer from separat ...

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  6. What is CBT?

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC CBT, or cognitive-behavioural therapy, is a psychological treatment that was developed through scientific research. That is, all of the components of CBT have been tested by researchers to determine whether they are effectiv ...

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  7. Strategies for Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC On this page: Step 1: Teaching your child about anxiety Step 2: Teaching your child about GAD Step 3: Encouraging your child to stop seeking reassurance Step 4: Building your child’s toolbox Step 5: Building on bravery Step ...

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  8. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Young People

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC Many children will develop OCD early, starting between ages seven and 12. In fact, most adults with OCD say their symptoms started when they were children. On this page: Stories What are obsessions? What are compulsions? Wha ...

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  9. Helping Your Anxious Child or Teen

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC Does any of this sound like your child or teen? On this page: As a parent of an anxious child, you are not alone The good news: Anxiety can be successfully managed! What you (and your child!) need to know about anxiety The A ...

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  10. What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

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      More Info Sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is an anxiety disorder that affects about 5% of the population. People with GAD worry excessively and uncontrollably about daily life events and activities. They often experience ...

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