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Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician, and Dr. Stephen Whiteside, clinical psychologist, talk about anxiety in kids and teens.
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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?
Maybe you already got answers from the experts.
In my opinion the stress did not cause Crohn’s. Stress can induce some autoimmune diseases though.
Maybe team competitive sports is not right for him. I have 3 kids that had similar issues with team sports. We enrolled them in swimming- best thing we could have done. Private / public swim club. They only swim against their own time. Later on they swam on high school team without fears.
His age and illness may also be part of him feeling stressed.
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