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[Self-Test] Does My Child Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

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Anxiety is the brain's helpful and essential internal alarm system that activates our fight, flight, or freeze response. Typically, anxiety is triggered when a child feels vulnerable, in danger of being embarrassed, or in trouble.

In children with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), these feelings or worry don’t always have a logical source and they are typically persistent, crippling, and way out of proportion.It's not uncommon for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) to be mistaken for ADHD symptoms in children.

When a child’s attention is consumed by her vigilance and fearfulness, she may be unable to redirect her attention to anything else.

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