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Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 3309
Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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my five year old suffers from severe anxiety regarding being

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my five year old suffers from severe anxiety regarding being on her own, going to bed etc. she has lately developed a kind of aversion to eating as she chews her food and then spits t out into a hanky. she also becomes very agitated when opening her bowels and as such hold it in for days until she is in pain
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hello, Sorry about this extreme form of anxiety and behavioural problem. She needs evaluation by pediatric psychiatrist so please get a referral by your GP asap.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

May need therapy and also possibly a drug.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Nowadays there is no harm in giving mild psycho-therapeutic drugs to such cases.