Symptoms and Strategies for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in Children and Teens
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder. Children and teens with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) experience excessive and uncontrollable worry about future events and minor matters. This can include worry about health of self and family, money matters, the environment, state of affairs at a local, country or global level, parents’ marital satisfaction or family stability, academic or athletic performance, punctuality, and more. Worry is considered excessive and uncontrollable when your child is worrying more than his or her peers, and if he or she cannot stop worrying once it has started. This worry occurs most days and is accompanied by at least three or more physical symptoms such as fatigue, feeling amped up, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulties. For more information on GAD, visit -
- To create a My Anxiety Plan (MAP) for GAD, visit
- To learn how to develop a MAP, watch the orientation video -
- For more information on the MindShift app, visit