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Health Tip: Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child?

Insomnia is a potential warning sign

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(HealthDay News) -- Anxiety can affect a child's health and well-being, so it's important to recognize and address the potential warning signs.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America mentions these possible symptoms of anxiety in children:

  • Having nightmares or other problems sleeping.
  • Showing changes in eating habits.
  • Showing a strong desire to cling to a parent.
  • Re-enacting a traumatic event during play.
  • Avoiding anything associated with a traumatic event.
  • Fearing that a traumatic event will repeat itself.

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