How to recognize Anxiety symptoms in teens?

Life can be a rollercoaster of emotions and stress for teenagers. It’s especially the case when they experience the pressure of studies, responsibilities from home, social and school life stress.

Many teens tend to handle the stress efficiently and they enjoy taking stress that eventually makes them responsible for their future. But there are many others who, upon feeling stressed, burst into tears, or experience sleeping disorders. This eventually leads them to anxiety.

Check out some of the indications that will help you monitor the anxiety symptoms in teens.

What are the physical anxiety symptoms in teens?

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If you find your child isolated for no reason and having sleeping disorders, then you must lookout for the other indications for anxiety, if he is experiencing any of the situations, mentioned below:

  • Eating disorders
  • Stomach ache or headache for no specific reason
  • Gets hyperactive easily
  • Feeling fatigue and bored
  • Incurring sleeping disorders

Emotional signs for anxiety:

  • Is afraid of taking chances
  • Gets anxious about exams
  • Unable not able to take in any criticism (regardless of how constructive)
  • Often gets angry for no reason
  • Doubts personal abilities and skills
  • Having obsessed thoughts of happening bad events
  • Likes to talk about depressing topics and has negative thoughts
  • Has fear of losing a loved one

What are the behavioral anxiety symptoms in teens?

physical anxiety symptoms in teens

Most of the time when teens overreact to a situation or want something desperately, we may think that they are getting stubborn and their friends have influenced their personality.

If you ignore stress-related symptoms, it may hurt your teen as well. If you happen to notice the following behavioral changes in your teenager son, then he possibly is experiencing anxiety.

  • Avoids participating in school activities
  • Stays quiet and avoids responding when asked something
  • Does not want to go to school or doing school stuff
  • Avoids speaking to strangers or others in the community
  • Starts overreacting when he gets away from family members
  • Eats slowly

How you can help your teen having symptoms of anxiety

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You must take keen interest to notice any symptoms of anxiety in your teenager son. You must try your best to address their anxiety-related issues. Moreover, you must also know when you should start your child’s medication before it gets too late.

Don’t wait for your teenager son to get rid of anxiety on his own. You must take immediate action.  

If ignored, anxiety will eventually affect the teenager’s performance in school. Continuous ignorance and criticism might lead teenagers to drug abuse and addiction. These addictions tend to impact negatively on a teenager’s health.

Henceforth, if you identify that your teenage son is struggling with anxiety, help him get out of it, and take your time to address his issues.  Let your teenage son know that he has your back. Try to communicate and help him regain his confidence.

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