Help for Anxiety Disorders, Defiance, Aggression and Sibling Rivalry
Behavioural disorders and concerns can be very distressing for parents, caregivers and children alike. There are many different causes for these conditions and there are many tools to help address them. Results of treatment include:
Anxiety Disorders, OCD
Anxiety disorders in children are on the rise. According to Statistics Canada, 2013 data showed that 14.7% of children aged 2-5 exhibited high levels of emotional or anxiety problems. 15% of all children and teens are suffering from anxiety. I think those numbers are staggering.
My experience has been that childhood anxiety is often caused by a combination of factors, including inherited predispositions plus physical stressors such as ultrasounds during pregnancy, drugs used during labour and delivery, vaccines and antibiotics. Other cases are caused by traumatic events, including birth trauma and shocks the mother experienced while pregnant, disruption of the bonding process with the mother, surgerie and injuries suffered, family stress and disruption and similar. Nutritional deficiencies and food allergies can also contribute.
OCD is often clearly a vaccine injury and I can frequently reverse if with remedies made from vaccines the child had. Homeopathy can be helpful for all of the above.
Defiance and Aggression
The same Stats Canada survey reported that 14.2% of children aged 2-5 years exhibited high levels of aggression, opposition and conduct disorder. That is also a very high number. These kinds of problems are very disruptive to families. Causes are similar to the ones causing anxiety and treatment with homeopathy as well as some supplements can be very effective. Sometimes just common sense is needed, such as more exercise, especially for boys. I offer common sense and practical solutions to defiance and aggression.
The 'green-eyed monster' can ber very troublesome for some children and can lead to acts of great maliciousness towards younger siblings in some cases. In others, it can cause developmental regression. It can often be successfully treated with homeopathy or Bachflower remedies.
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Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH, Naturopathic Pediatrics 209-1061 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 5A1