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Why Childhood Anxiety Often Goes Undetected (and the Consequences) | Child Mind Institute




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Why Childhood Anxiety Often Goes Undetected (and the Consequences) | Child Mind Institute.


There are so many reasons why kids experience anxiety and unfortunately, many parents are uninformed about their child’s anxiety. Infants often can detect the anxiety or stress level of their mothers (and even fathers), while school age children can pick up on stressful events like detectors. Sadly, many kids are misdiagnosed as having ADHD or Bipolar disorder because anxiety is so difficult to detect in youngsters. The symptoms of ADHD (hyperactivity, inability to concentrate, inattentiveness, etc.) can also be found in anxiety. The symptoms of bipolar disorder (inability to sleep, hyperactive behavior, irritability, explosiveness, etc.) can also be found in anxiety disorders.


Kids are also often overlooked because adults believe the lives of children are always wonderful and that very few kids suffer from mental health concerns or frivolous worrying. The reality is that kids too experience stress and while their pressure may not be as great as an adult, kids require constant supervision by those who love them in order to develop healthily.



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As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

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Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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