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  1. Fact Finder

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      More info sheets Author: AnxietyBC   If you are struggling to help your anxious child, and possibly managing your own anxiety as well, starting to arm yourself with the facts and creating a plan of action may offer you some initial relief. Although the ...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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