Anxiety in Children


1What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. Children from a very young age suffer from anxiety. First, this kind of stress was mostly common in adults but now it is even common in children! Guess why? Children these days have anxiety for minor reasons including; children getting bad grades or a child may be scared during an exam.

Anxiety has always existed in children; it’s a FRIGHTENING MODERN REALITY! One of the pivotal reasons is the digital and social media exposure which has a massive impact on children.  Anxiety becomes a problem if it starts to affect the child’s daily routine and functioning which can cause a significant amount of stress.

The symptoms of child anxiety include of :

  • Frequent feeling of panic
  • Constant worrying about future events
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Fears of embarrassment
  • Fears of making mistakes
  • Compulsive Behaviors

Lets now take a closer look at the Two Major Kinds of Anxiety Disorders :

1-    Generalized Anxiety Disorder

If your child has a generalized anxiety disorder or GAD, he or she will worry excessively about a variety of things such as grades, family issues, relationships with peers, and performance in sports.

Children with GAD tend to be very hard on them and strive for perfection. They may also seek constant approval or reassurance from others.

2-    Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is diagnosed if your child suffers at least two unexpected panic or anxiety attacks—which mean they come on suddenly and for no reason—followed by at least one month of concern over having another attack, losing control, or “going crazy.”

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