Parenting a child with Anxiety/Panic -- Let's talk!
My son began seeing a psychologist when he was in 2nd grade after being so anxious about going to school that he told his teachers he didn't want to live any more. After seeing the psychologist and changing his school environment to one that is more positive, things improved. For awhile...
He is 12 now. He's bright, athletic, and has a great sense of humor. He also is a "worrier" as he puts it. The thing that he worries most about is vomiting. When he was younger he would only say "you-know-whating" and didn't want anyone to say words that meant vomit. He has gotten past that point in part I think by his older half sister showing him a list of funny ways to describe thowing up.
Within the last couple of months, he's had a couple of more "acute" panic attacks. A call to the pediatrician has resulted in the suggestion that we discuss medication. This isn't a decision that my husband and I take lightly. So, we're doing the research, which led me to this forum.
Does anyone have experience they are willing to share related to using medication for anxiety/panic with their kids? Are there other things that you tried first that worked?