The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus can create a lot of stress for children. Here are some strategies you can use to help reduce your child’s stress about the pandemic.
According to the Surgeon General, at any one time, 16% of our population will have an anxiety disorder. That means Anxiety Disorders are FOUR TIMES as common as the common cold. And some studies have indicated that as many as 25% of children with ADHD also have anxiety disorder. Here are some tips to help you recognize the symptoms of anxiety and find resources to help you manage it.
Common forms of anxiety are much more common in people who have ADHD than the general population. Half (52%) of adults with ADHD will experience general anxiety disorder during their lifetimes. There are a few easy, everyday things you can do that will help control anxiety without taking another pill. And you can start right now!
Many girls with ADHD are left undiagnosed because their symptoms look different. One big difference is that girls are less rebellious, less defiant, and generally less “difficult” than boys. Sadly, they lose out due to their good behavior. Girls with ADHD are more compliant, and are not as easy to spot. Often they are left to drift along from one school year to the next, never working up to their potential and suffering silently. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Quinn discussed the challenges faced by girls with ADHD.
The rate of anxiety disorders is much higher in people with ADHD than in the general public. There is also a higher rate of depression among people who have ADHD than the general population. ADHD often comes with a host of other issues such as learning disabilities, anxiety and depression. But depression may be the most life-threatening condition of all.