If you think your child may have an anxiety disorder, please answer the questions below.
If you answer Yes to the majority of questions, then you might consider consulting a health care professional for a more in-depth assessment.
- Does your child have a distinct and ongoing fear of social situations involving unfamiliar people?
- Does your child worry excessively about a number of events or activities?
- Does your child experience shortness of breath or a racing heart for no apparent reason?
- Does your child often appear anxious when interacting with peers, or try to avoid them?
- Does your child have a persistent and unreasonable fear of an object or situation, such as flying, heights, or animals?
- When encountering the feared object or situation, does he/she react by freezing, clinging, or having a tantrum?
- Does your child worry excessively about his/her competence and quality of performance?
- Does your child cry, have tantrums, or refuse to leave a family member or other familiar person when necessary?
- Has your child experienced a decline in classroom performance, refused to go to school, or avoided age-appropriate social activities?
- Does your child spend at least one hour each day repeating things over again, such as hand washing, checking, arranging, or counting?
- Does your child have exaggerated and irrational fears of people, places, objects or situations that interfere with his or her social and academic life?
- Does your child experience a great number of nightmares, headaches, or stomach aches?
- Does your child repetitively use toys to re-enact scenes from a disturbing event?
- Does your child redo tasks because of excessive dissatisfaction with less-than-perfect performance?
For further information please contact:
Professor Christopher R. Stones (Clinical Psychologist and Behavioural Management Specialist)
Phone: 011-801-5616 (Reception)
Alternatively send a booking request.
NHC Health Centre
Cnr Christiaan de Wet Road & Dolfyn Street
(opposite Eagle Canyon Auto)