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To talk about anxiety, we bring in Dr. Elizabeth Woodcock. Dr. Woodcock is a clinical psychologist who provides treatment for children and adults in her general private psychology practice. She the director of the Selective Mutism Clinic in St. Leonard, Sydney, Australia. Dr. Woodcock completed her training at the University of New South Wales, after which she worked with children with severe psychiatric conditions at Westmead Hospital, among her other professional experiences. Aside from her clinical practice, Dr. Woodcock provides regular training seminars for parents and schools and supervision for professionals. In her 15 years of experience, she has seen and managed an extensive number of children, including those experiencing anxiety, making her a credible resource for this episode’s topic.

Key Learnings • The criteria of anxiety disorder in children • Factors that affect the rise of diagnosis of anxiety disorders in children • The common causes of anxiety disorders in children • How anxiety disorders go across the lifespan • How anxiety looks like in a child • The different kinds and categories of anxiety disorders • What parents should do first when they notice signs of anxiety in their children • Why the meaning we attach to a diagnosis is more important than the diagnosis itself • Signs of anxiety that parents should be aware of, particularly on schoolchildren • Addressing anxiety issues in toddlers • How a child can still live a fulfilled life despite an early diagnosis of anxiety

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