According to the therapists specialized in working with children, 30-40 percent of children with ADHD experience an anxiety disorder as well, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. The combination of ADHD and anxiety symptoms can only lead to a more stressful life for kids. Furthermore, anxiety prevents people from trying new behavioral strategies that help them become in control of the ADHD. Art therapists can help your kid reduce the anxiety and develop behavioral strategies to get on top of the ADHD. So, contact us if you have a kid with ADHD and he/she is presenting symptoms of anxiety.
By: Reyhane Namdari/ Art Therapist