Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder usually affects children between the ages of six and eleven. It is characterized by excessive worry and anxiety over a variety of things, including, but not limited to:
- Performance in sports
- Family issues
The affected child cannot control his/her worry and it interferes with normal activities. Physical symptoms of GAD include:
- Fatigue/Inability to sleep
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tension
Children with GAD tend to be very hard on themselves, striving for perfection, sometimes redoing tasks repeatedly. They may also seek constant approval or reassurance from others.
Reprinted with the permission of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
- Coats and Car Seats: A Lethal Combination?
- Kindergarten Sight Words List
- Signs Your Child Might Have Asperger's Syndrome
- Child Development Theories
- 10 Fun Activities for Children with Autism
- Social Cognitive Theory
- Why is Play Important? Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Creative Development
- GED Math Practice Test 1
- Problems With Standardized Testing
- The Homework Debate