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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Fact Finder: Strange Thoughts

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   As children grow and mature, they may pose unusual questions or make odd comments. For example, your child may ask about death and the afterlife, or science and nature, as well as express quirky ideas such as believi ...

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  9. Fact Finder: Talking to Your Child about Anxiety

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Children and teens may not recognize that what they have been experiencing is anxiety. Some youth think the way they are feeling and acting is normal or expected. Often, overly studious or perfectionistic youth belie ...

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  10. Fact Finder: When Anxiety is a Problem

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   Anxiety is a normal emotion that is essential for survival. Specialists in child development have noticed that certain fears are more common at certain ages and stages of life. Most parents are familiar with stranger ...

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