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Anxiety

By Janet Marshall

Advanced Diploma Naturopathy. Diploma Nutrition.

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Anxiety is a normal emotional response. It relates to feeling worried, or fearful. Anxiety in Kids – If felt in small doses at appropriate times (such as before starting school) and if it goes away without interfering with your child’s functioning, it is not usually a concern. The problem is sometimes children feel excessive anxiety, or anxiety that occurs too often. It can also interfere with their normal functioning (such as their ability to play with friends or learn at school). Anxiety tends to run in families. 

Remedies

Aromatherapy

Use aromatherapy for creating a calming environment. A sache of Chamomile leaves, Lemon balm or Lavender can be placed in a stuffed toy or in the child’s pillow light.

Melotonin

Ensure the room is as dark as possible as this encourages the production of melotonin, the brain's sleep hormone. If the child is frightened of the dar, use a night light.

Magnesium

Magnesium 250mg for children aged 2-12 30 minutes before bed has a relaxing effect.

Diet

In the evening include: bananas, turkey, dates, figs, milk, wholegrain crackers or yogurt as these food increase tryptophan which promotes sleep.

Reviewed by Janet Marshall 25 February 2015 references
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    27.06.2017

This document has been developed and peer reviewed by a KIDS HEALTH Advisory Board Representative and is based on expert opinion and the available published literature at the time of review. Information contained in this document is not intended to replace medical advice and any questions regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.

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