Anxiety attacks??

My 4 yr old has SPD and ADHD she does have temper tantrums but what I am experiencing is not that.. If she is too quickly forced to leave somewhere (or she feels it's too quickly even if it has been an hour of 10min warnings on how long we have left), or when something just isnt going as she seems to think it is my daughter has melt downs. She will start crying and will start breathing heavy and her eyes get glossy and she starts to yawn as she is about to almost pass out it seems. I have anxiety attacks (never in front of her so she doesn't learn this from me). I was just wondering if 4 was too young for her to have them or what/if anyone has some insight or suggestions. Normally to get her to stop i have to hold her tight and rock her to calm her down.. they sometimes last 30min even.. I'm just at my wits end.

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Jul 16, 2011
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Anxiety attacks
by: Katie

My 3.5 yr old has anxiety issues. He thrashes and screams all night, and freaks with changes in routine. My husband and I both work more than full time jobs and I'm convinced this is a big part of it. We have an app on our iphones that is called "timer time" or "time timer" I can't remember which - but it really helps. You put in the time to tick down - and it shows up as a red wedge on the clock. As time ticks away the red area gets smaller. This way kids can get a grasp to how much time they have - as they don't get what a minute is, or 10 minutes. This helps my DH and me too - as we will say "10 more minutes!" and 20 minutes pass when we say "5 more minutes!" :)

Jun 16, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I must tell you that they are not expert in children. but as families of children with ASD have had a view on raising children on the autism spectrum and how it can affect the environment, food and vaccines as the stress of parents when they conceive. But I think this could be contributory causes of the increase of disorders in children

Jun 15, 2011
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Anxiety Attacks
by: Anonymous

It's interesting that you ask this question because my coworkers and I (I work in a daycare) have discussed this a lot recently. More and more I am witnessing very young children having what appears to be full blown panic attacks as well as displaying many symptoms associated with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I have been in this field for almost 20 years and can say with certainty that up until about 5 years ago I never saw these symptoms. I am not sure what has changed, other than more children are in daycare, and parents are so busy and lifestyles have changed so much. Any thoughts?

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