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.
Being easily fatigued
Restlessness, feeling “keyed up” or on edge
Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
(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