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8 Ways a Child's (and an Adult's) Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else

8 Ways a Child's (and an Adult's) Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else

Many of us think of the 'fight, flight, freeze or fawn' response when thinking about what anxiety is. Or perhaps we have an image of someone shaking or blushing or having a panic attack when they feel anxious.

While all of these are true for anxiety, it's important to note that anxiety can present and 'come out' in many different ways. This is especially true for children and young people who might not understand what they are feeling/experiencing or find it tricky to describe what is going on for them. Many adults can find it difficult to express or articulate their feelings and emotions too though, so the picture below can apply to anyone really.

The info-pic below illustrates some ways in which a child's anxiety (or an adults) might show up as something else.

I hope you find the info useful.

Best wishes,

Alexandra
Talking EDs (Eating Disorder Support Service Scotland)
Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service (GADS)
Citizen17 Therapy, CBT and Counselling Services
Glasgow Therapy Rooms


www.eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk
www.glasgowanxietydepression.co.uk
www.citizen17therapy.co.uk
www.glasgowtherapyrooms.co.uk




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