Are typical reactions to the academic, social, and developmental challenges that are common during the adolescent years. Clinical or pathological anxiety is excessive, persistent, and disruptive.
Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: Biofeedback, mindfulness, yoga, and hypnosis provide a promising approach to the very common problem of anxiety in adolescents. Mind-body therapies encompass self-regulation and positive thinking to help promote self-control, physical health, and emotional well-being.
Biofeedback techniques enable individuals to increase self-awareness and physical control through feedback on biological measures whereas mindfulness techniques incorporate aspects of meditation, body scanning. These therapies can also help to meet the “dire need” for affordable and accessible mental health strategies in pediatric primary care. But they note some persistent barriers to integrating mind-body medicine in primary care, including constraints on time, finances, and administrative support.