Though some parents may be advised that their child's fear is normal, or that their child will outgrow it, whatever the age or type of fear, if your child's anxiety is interfering with his or her ability to function, it is prudent to seek professional consultation. Anxiety disorders are the most treatable mental health condition in children, and early intervention can prevent a lifetime of suffering. Highly effective, short-term treatments are available. A child anxiety specialist can help you determine whether your child needs treatment, or can guide you on how to better address the situation at home.
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