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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)

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