Childhood Anxiety Disorder

Rick D'Alli, MD

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Overanxious Disorder)

Generalized anxiety disorder is marked by excessive worry about issues or events, such as performance in school, sports, punctuality, and natural disasters. The worry is chronic but fluctuating, and often worsens with stress.

Other symptoms (must last 6 months or more):


  • Overly conforming

  • Perfectionist

  • Unsure of self


Generalized anxiety disorder can manifest as early as age 8.


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