Q: “My son has ADHD and anxiety — and living through a pandemic hasn’t helped. It seems his anxiety is getting worse.
How do I know whether I should seek treatment for him?”Anxiety is a normal part of life — it’s related to fear, and fear is a natural response to something that’s threatening.
If I’m hiking through the woods and stumble upon a snake, that’s a real threat, and I respond by running away. Anxiety produces the same fear response but in the absence of a real threat — for example, someone with anxiety may worry about snakes even if none are nearby.Individuals with childhood anxiety overestimate danger and anticipate bad outcomes to a greater extent than do non-anxious people.Read more on additudemag.com