Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Definition By Mayo Clinic staff It's normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially if your life is stressful. However, severe, ongoing anxiety that interferes with day-to-day activities may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder. It's possible to develop generalized anxiety disorder as a child or as an adult. Generalized anxiety disorder has similar symptoms as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other types of anxiety, but they're all different conditions. Living with generalized anxiety disorder can be a long-term challenge. In many cases, it occurs along with other anxiety or mood disorders. In most cases, generalized anxiety disorder improves with medications or psychological counseling (psychotherapy). Making lifestyle changes, learning coping skills and using relaxation techniques also can help.

Symptoms in children Performance at school or sporting events Being on time Earthquakes, nuclear war or other catastrophic eventsA child with the disorder may also: Feel overly anxious to fit in Be a perfectionist Lack confidence Redo tasks because they aren't perfect the first time Strive for approval Require a lot of reassurance about performance

Educational ImplicationsNot wanting to go to school, being withdrawn, not participating, dropping out, lower grades.

Educational ImplicationsIncrease frequency slowly of interactions and tests, more time to test and do assignments, more one on one feeedback in private setting.

TreatmentsMedication is commonly used to treat anxiety. However teaching children how to deal with stress, problems and being healthy and positive is better for them in the long run


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