Anxiety And Stress In Infants: A Case Study

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Fear, Anxiety and Stress in Infants Throughout their development, children experience fears, anxiety and stress varied, passengers and normally low current, typical of the age and that will disappear little by little. From a biological point of view, the fear is an adaptive reaction that protects us from possible or potential dangers, real or imaginary. It is one of the basic emotions directed at boosting our own survival. The fears are an almost constant factor in the course of human development (Maren & Holmes, 2015). Many infants prove to be more sensitive and are scared easily before strong and unexpected noise. Against any strong, sudden or intense stimulation the child can respond to crying. This fear we observed in almost all babies. The emergence of anxiety in children, far from constituting a trait pathological, indicates an evolution (Rifkin-Graboi, Meaney, Chen, Bai, Hameed, Tint & Qiu, 2015). In which, one can observe the awareness that the child is gaining on its own individuality, the…show more content…
2015). In this period, only the presence of a known figure can calm the child. Although the fear of spreading of mom and dad is acute around 18 months of age, it may recur at specific times. These episodes are usually caused by changes such as a new school, change babysitting or spend the night at a friend's house. The fight for the child to understand and accept the separation gives rise to these moments of doubt (Maren & Holmes, 2015). However, the fear of separation also has its positive side. As it shows the effect and the attachment of the child by the mother or caregiver (Rifkin-Graboi et al. 2015). In children, the anxiety is expressed in the form of crying, tantrums and opposition, an urgent need to avoid the situation. Unlike adults, children do not have to recognize why the irrational

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