Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Child Anxiety?
Hi,
I have a 5 year old son and for the past year or so i've notice him taking on some anxiety traits. If he thinks of something that is uncomfortable to him or frightens him he gets physically sick. The first time i noticed it i thought he was sick and took him to the ER! He will vomit, says he feels sick, and get the shakes until he eventually goes to sleep.

He also (within the last year and a half) started to walk around the couch talking to himself.  If he can't, he will start crying and gets angry/frustrated.

He also has problems with speech articulation, if that makes any difference.

He's my oldest child, so i don't know if this is all normal or not. I have anxiety and so does my mother, so i don't know if he is showing early signs, or if this is common in all 5yo.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Does his Pediatrician know about all of his symptoms? Fear can happen in children of any age. It sounds like he is suffering a lot of fear though. I would recommend telling his Dr about all of his symptoms and asking for tests. If all comes back fine then think about a child counselor to help with his fear and anxiety.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks for the reply remar. I told the Dr. about the getting sick and he keeps telling me it's a stomach bug :(
I will get another dr.s input. Thanks again.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
5938899 tn?1453692297
Blank
otakugenx commented on Sep 6th->Dr. Swift...
5 hrs ago
Avatar universal
Blank
dayna852 commented on Make A Shake That Wil...
5 hrs ago
4059843 tn?1465214932
Blank
mishymoshymarcy Today is another day to mak... Comment
11 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON