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Biofeedback for Pediatric Anxiety: Using Technology to Help Children Reduce Tension and Stress

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The following are anxiety disorders that may be diagnosed in childhood: * Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Children diagnosed with GAD experience persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things. * Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Children diagnosed with OCD experience unwanted and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and feel compelled to perform rituals and routines (compulsions) to alleviate anxiety that is caused by the obsessions. * Panic Disorder: Children diagnosed with panic disorder experience panic attacks characterized by intense, sudden fear that may be accompanied by heart palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, fear of losing control, and/or a feeling of imminent danger. * Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Children diagnosed with PTSD experience distressing recollections or dreams about frightening events, arousal marked by jumpiness or trouble sleeping or concentrating, and avoidance of particular places, people, or activities after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. * Separation Anxiety:

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