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26 Jul 2010

My child is very anxious about school
How can i assist my child to feel more confident and less anxious about school. He is already on Tofranil for his anxiety.
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01 Jan 0001

Although medications can help some kids with their problems, it would NEVER be my first choice for anxiety. I would be cautious about letting a GP use such drugs in treating my child, without a prior asessment and advice from a suitable specialist. Tofranil, in kids, is more useful in helping with bed-wetting. If he is severely anxious about going to school, it's likely that a few sessions with a child psychiatrist or psychologist could clear it up. Someone needs to talk with the child ( you don't mention the age ) and understand WHY the child is anxious about school, and help them to conquer that fear ( which should also stand them in good stead to handle later fears encountered in life, as they arise ).
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