Anxiety in children can show itself in a variety of ways. Children may seem anxious and withdrawn, however it may show in things such as poor school performance, poor relationships with family and friends. Physical symptoms, such as ‘tummy ache’ amongst others may be related to anxiety.
Behavioural Problems in children can take a variety of forms. These can be problems such as anger, aggression both verbal and physical. Things such as refusing to go to school or vindictive and abusive behaviour such as in Oppositional Defiant Disorder are amongst these issues, amongst others.
These behavioural problems are usually very upsetting to the family of the child, other siblings and these difficulties will have been noted by the school and social services may be involved in some cases.