Changes in middle school can cause anxiety for students


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Middle school can be the hardest years of a child’s life.

In the two to three short years of middle school, boys and girls face many changes; physically, emotionally, socially along with new expectations and responsibilities.

It’s all topped off with social media and all the issues that go along with that.

So many changes in such a short amount of time can cause worry and anxiety.

Stomach aches, headaches, an overwhelming sense of dread, excessive worry, irritability, unexplained outbursts are just some of the signs of anxiety to look for in your teen.

“It’s ok to worry but when it’s excessive, when it’s persistent, when it’s irrational, that’s when we want to look to the professionals for a little bit of help.”

Therapists say it’s helpful to talk with your child about their feelings.

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This story was originally published on August 6, 2019

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