Are Children Prone To The Effects Of Stress?

Dr. Muller answers the question: 'Are Children Prone To Effects Of Stress?'

ByABC News
April 17, 2008, 10:07 AM

— -- Question: Are children prone to the effects of stress? At what age should I begin to look for signs of stress in my children?

Answer: Any human of any age is actually susceptible to stress, so children are not uniquely prone to it. They're just as likely as any of us to become stressed. There's no specific age where you'd start noticing this or seeing this. The symptoms of stress are pretty much the same for kids and adults. And things to watch for would be changes in mood or changes in behavior, low mood, anxiety, lack of interest in things that the child use to enjoy and trouble sleeping, trouble eating, trouble doing the things they usually do pretty well.

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