What Types of Anxieties We See at St Luke's SchoolAnxietySome people will experience levels of anxiety from time to time. Most people can relate to feeling tense, uncertain fearful for example before an exam. These in turn can lead to sleep, problems, loss of appetite and ability to concentrate. At time, anxiety can be useful because it makes you more alert and enhance performance. However if anxiety overwhelms a child they may not be able to deal with daily activities. If the anxiety stays as a high level the young person may feel powerless, out of control and sometimes this can lead to a panic attack.Some raised states of anxiety are linked to syndromes and disorders. Anxiety can also be part of conditions such as:PhobiasObsessive Compulsive disorderGeneralised Anxiety disorder ( GAD)Post -traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Panic DisorderPhysical manifestations of anxiety can appear as:ShoutingRunning awayPhysical - eg flappingSwearingWithdrawalTalking to selfVocalizing - high iptched noisesStorming outHitting and targeting a perceived source of anxietyRepetition of phrasesParents should also speak to their child's doctor about continual anxiety. Sometimes medication can reduce anxieties and lead to an improved state of wellbeing.