Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Liesel | 2010-06-25


Chest pain

My daughter of 6 yrs could be suffering from Da Costa''s syndrome... brought on by stress. How can a 6yr old suffer from stress?

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Children even much younger than 6 years may have from stress depending on their circumstances.The problem may be at school. It all depends on the child's specific circumstances and on their nature.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010-06-25

Everyone can suffer from stress. REmember that a 6 year old doesn''t have the life experiences that an adult does, so far smaller issues will cause them a lot of stress. Things like changing schools, parents changing jobs, divorce, having to spend a day with a child they don''t like, getting into trouble for something they didn''t know was wrong and so on can all be huge causes of stress for children. A parent being dismissive of the stress a child is going through causes them more stress.

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