Children are our future. 

Children express anxieties in different ways. 

Anxiety Disorder is excessive anxiety and worry (apprehension concerning an expectation), occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, in everyday activities (including school, work, play, home-life, etc.).

 

Anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following six symptoms:

Note: Only one item is required in children.

 

                                                         Irritability

                                                  Muscle tension

                                                  Being easily fatigued

                                                         Restlessness, feeling “keyed up” or on edge

                                                         Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank               

                                                  Sleep disturbance

                                                    (difficulty falling/staying asleep, restless, unsatisfying sleep)

 

 

The anxiety, worry, or physical symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, school, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Further, the human finds it difficult to control the worry.

 

Definition according to DSM-5™ Diagnostic Criteria