I have a question in regards to anxiety in teens. My son is 14. He is a generally shy and nervous kid. He plays competitive sports with a lot of pressure “ to win” from coaches. I can see he’s very nervous during the game because he doesn’t want to “mess up”. He tends to get headaches/ stomach aches during intense games. I worry that these physical symptoms are caused by anxiety. Even though he tells me it doesn’t.
He also was diagnosed with Crohns 2 yrs ago when he was 12. He’s been playing sports since 8 yrs old. Could the stress of playing sports cause him to have Crohns?