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  1. Fact Finder: ABCs of Anxiety

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Anxiety can impact the lives of children, teens (and adults!), in the following 6 ways. On this page: Affect Behaviour Cognition Dependence Excessive and extreme Functioning Affect: Emotionally and physically—what we ...

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  2. Fact Finder: Addressing Excessive Reassurance Seeking

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Children and teens look to their parents, teachers and trusted adults for information about the world around them, enabling them to reach expected milestones and mature into adulthood. However, for some children and ...

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  3. Fact Finder: Coping with Back to School Anxiety

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Anxious feelings are normal and expected in children and teens returning to school, changing schools, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family. ...

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  4. Fact Finder: Anxiety 101

      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   What you and your child need to know about anxiety Anxiety is normal. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. It alerts us to threats, protects us from danger and helps us reach important goals. For example, ...

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  5. Fact Finder: Avoidance

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Avoidance is one of many survival mechanisms designed to protect us from danger. If you’ve ever had food poisoning from what seemed like an healthy piece of fish, you know it will be a long time before you eat fish a ...

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  6. Fact Finder: Derealization

      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Derealization is one of a range of symptoms coexisting in a panic attack. Some youth who have panic attacks don't experience derealization but for those who do, it can cause them to think, "I'm going c ...

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  7. Fact Finder: Fight-Flight-Freeze

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   F 3 or the Fight-Flight-Freeze response is the body's automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger. For example, when you hear the words, "look out!" you may be surprised to ...

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  8. Fact Finder: Floating with Panic

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   A panic attack is a sudden rush of intense fear or discomfort, which reaches a peak within 10 minutes, and includes at least 4 of the following physical sensations or thoughts: Racing or pounding heart Sweating Shaki ...

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  9. Fact Finder: Hoarding Facts

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   What is hoarding disorder (HD)? Hoarding disorder is associated with three key features: Ongoing and significant difficulty getting rid of possessions (i.e., throwing away, recycling, selling, etc.), regardless of th ...

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  10. Fact Finder: Myths about Selective Mutism

      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   There are many common misconceptions about selective mutism. It is important to debunk the myths and understand the facts about selective mutism so that children suffering from the disorder can get the help they need ...

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