Some kids just worry all the time about different things. This is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder. They might worry about school, a parent’s job or whether they have forgotten something. They might worry about global things like crime or the economy. They could worry about friendships, health concerns or various family concerns. Some kids start to imagine they have all kinds of diseases or illnesses like cancer.
This type of anxiety is very persistent and a diagnosis requires constant worry about at least two things most every day for 3 months or more. Most kids with this complain about body aches and pains. They probably have sleep problems (which means so will you). They are often restless and generally keyed up yet can be tired all the time as well. They may procrastinate or have trouble making decisions.
Our Turnaround Anxiety program was designed to help children with generalized anxiety disorder.