Anxiety & Autoimmune Disease
Anxiety is a natural part of our lives, but when our anxiety becomes so severe it is controlling our lives something is not right? I really do believe with all my heart anxiety disorders are connected to autoimmune disease, anxiety and depression are two of the early signs of autoimmune disease. Inflammation will cause you to become more anxious and depressed, people who are living with chronic inflammation are more anxious and experience mood disorders. Could it be when the medical professionals label a health problem a disorder, this is their way of saying they don’t know what is causing it? Not long ago Fibromyalgia was labeled a disorder by the medical profession, today it is labeled an autoimmune disease.
Diet & Anxiety Disorders
Some children who experience anxiety disorders also experience wheat and gluten intolerance, many of these children who eliminated these foods has experienced a decrease in the severity of their anxiety symptoms. These foods also have been found to decrease the symptoms with autoimmune disease as well, if you experience anxiety and mood disorders consider an autoimmune diet. Some children who are sensitive or intolerant to wheat and gluten also experience their symptoms increase eating gluten-free grains as well, but not as severe as gluten products. Wheat, barely and rye are your main gluten grains to avoid, you might feel even better eliminating grains from your diet or eat them in moderation?
Children With Anxiety Disorders
Did you know the majority of children with anxiety disorders also have allergies, do you know the signs of allergies children experience? Allergies make anyone miserable and irritable, many children who are labeled with bad behavior have symptoms of allergies and anxiety. Children are no different from adults only in a smaller version, children with anxiety worry about things just like an anxious adult. Many kids with anxiety disorder often are introverts, that is until their anxiety levels become so severe they explode?
- Muscle Tension
- Avoid School Activities
- High Absent From School
- Extreme Fearful
Children’s Anxiety Disorder Triggers
- Poor Grades
- Family Conflict
- Abusive Relationships
- Performance In Activities
- Parental & Teacher Pressure
Panic attacks which often come on suddenly can begin this disorder for many children, many times the child has no idea why they are having these thoughts and feelings? Often the child worries and fears of having another attack, this often increases the child’s panic attacks being more frequent. This frightens the child to the point they often isolate as much a possible in the safety of their home and family, this can trigger another level of anxiety disorder for them?
The majority of children do experience this anxiety in their early childhood, when this becomes a problem is when they become older and still have this anxiety disorder. Daycare and starting school can be a very traumatic experience for the child with this disorder, new environments and situations terrify the child with this problem. These children are severely affected by this disorder, this prevents them from learning in school and most of all from forming relationships with the other children.
- Home Sick
- Feelings Of Abandonment
- Feelings Of Not Being Loved
- Excessive Worry Of Bad Things Happening
- Fear Of Losing Their Parents & Family
Social Anxiety Disorder
- Fears Social Activity Situations
- Fears Social Interaction
- Rarely Talks In Class When Called Upon
- Rarely Talks To Other Children
- Avoids School Participation
- Avoids Forming Relationships
Many times a child with severe social anxiety will develop the selective mutism disorder, the child does not avoid speaking in public most of the time. Most often their fear prevents them from speaking in public, the longer they go with this disorder the easier it becomes for them just not to talk when they become anxious. Most children with this disorder are talkative at home and act very normal, the majority of the time the child’s parents have no idea this is going on unless the school informs them.
- Interferes With Progress In School
- Avoids Eye Contact
- Chew or Twirl Hair Common
- Prefer To Avoid Contact As Much As Possible
- Repeats Ritual Or Routine To Ease Anxiety
- Most Children Diagnosed Around 10 Years Old
- Boys Experience Before Puberty
- Girls During Adolescence
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Intense Form Of Anxiety
- Emotionally numbness
- Avoids Places, People & Activities
- Home Abuse & Violence Trigger
- Traumatic Experiences or Situation
What Is On My Mind Today?
As a child my anxiety disorder began with mild general symptoms, as I became older my disorder followed the path of experiencing all these disorders personally. You never completely overcome these disorders, what most of us can do is learn to manage them more effectively and be in more control. As a child I experienced a terrifying experience of abuse in my family, even today I am not close to anyone and my only close friend is my dog. My relationships are all online, my website is my purpose in life to help others not to end up like me living in fear and isolation.
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