My 6 year old daughter has SERIOUS anxiety issues. We've gone to the doctor on numerous occasions for this. At first they diagnosed her with ADHD, which yes she's hyper but it's more than that. It started when she was 2 years old when my Daddy died. He lived with my husband and I and he was her caretaker during the day. I had gotten home from work early one day and was home about an hour and he had a blood vessel that busted in his brain stem and died right in front of us. Even though she was only 2 years old, she struggled daily with this and still remembers details of that night without anyone telling her anything. I mentioned this to her doctor because we were having trouble with her sleeping at night and they told me to just give her some melatonin. When she turned 5, things got drastically worse--started having terrible behavioral issues with her (in my opinion, due to her not getting a good night sleep) and she was diagnosed with ADHD. I told her doctor I thought it was more of an anxiety disorder more so than ADHD but they don't listen. They sent her to a therapist that tried to teach her how to meditate (which in my opinion, trying to teach a 5 year old that supposedly has ADHD to meditate is impossible). They started her on Clonidine at night to help her sleep. She was started out on .01mg. It would put her to sleep for maybe 2 hours but that's it. She's now on .02mg of it and still isn't sleeping at night. Things have taken a drastic turn though. My mother was found deceased back in March and ever since then my daughter will not let me out of her sight. She finally told me the other night that she was scared that me and her Daddy were going to die and she would be left with no parents. I told her that this isn't something she needs to worry about but she said since my parents died, that she's worried about hers. I cannot go to the bathroom without leaving the door open (or her busting in), my husband and I can't sleep together at night without her being in the middle of us, she will not go and stay with other family members. It's sad because I feel like I'm a prisoner because of her anxiety and I don't know what to do. I've talked to her doctors again about having her diagnosed with severe anxiety but they won't do it because she's so young. I've done everything that I can think of at night to try to get her to stay in her bed and sleep. She has stayed up for 48 hours straight before because she was SO scared to sleep alone. She hyperventilates, throws up, gags, will literally beat my door until there is a hole knocked in it. PLEASE give me some insight on what I can do. This Momma needs a break!!!