Treatments for children with anxiety disorders mostly depend on the type of anxiety disorder your child has. Choosing the right treatment is crucial in curing anxiety disorder comprehensively. First of all, you need to know what kind of anxiety disorder your child has before choosing the treatment for it. My Diagnosing Anxiety Disorder in Children article can be useful in deciding on what kind of anxiety disorder your child possesses.

When you have clear and accurate knowledge about the type of anxiety disorder your child has, you can read below to find out what type of anxiety disorder treatment your child needs.

1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Children with excessive worry and fear about a variety of events including those in the past, present, and future mostly have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (also referred to as GAD). Most of the time experiencing high anxiety causes interference with a child's daily life and casual relations.

To cure this kind of disorder the parents or guardians can resort to a few methods of treatment such as:

Educating their children about the nature of anxiety and about ways to identify, evaluate, and change anxious thoughts. This method can be supplemented with training in relaxation strategies. Teaching to recognize the physiological symptoms of anxiety to children with generalized anxiety disorder can also prove to be a successful method. In this method, positive self-talk instead of negative can be encouraged. The parents should provide rewards and prices for the child's success.

2. Panic Disorder Treatment

Panic disorders are anxiety disorders that threaten life greatly. They are characterized by recurring panic attacks. The repeated episodes of panic attacks cause the sufferers to live in a state of worry and concern. People who experience panic disorder tend to avoid going out or engaging in situations that caused them panic attacks before.

Panic attacks comprise an episode of fearful thoughts and physical symptoms like a pounding heart and not being able to breathe easily. One of the treatments that are widely used and regarded highly is cognitive-behavioral therapy. Mostly this method is used for adult patients and the results show a rising trend in the success of the treatment. Through cognitive behavior therapy, children are taught ways to identify and change dysfunctional thought patterns thus, erasing the fear and worry the sufferers have in their minds about the panic attack episodes and their recurrence.