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24 Hidden Signs Your Child May Have Anxiety

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Medical News Today defines anxiety as, “a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. Anxiety disorders form a category of mental health diagnoses that lead to excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry.” Unfortunately, the older your child gets the more likely he or she is to develop this disorder. At the last estimation, nearly a quarter of kids between the ages of 13 and 18 experienced symptoms of anxiety more severe than normal.

So what does anxiety in the young look like? That can be a complicated question to find answers to. Mostly, this is because children are still developing, changing. Every child, as they grow, goes through phases which can be punctuated with more worry than others. However, one main sign of a child experiencing the symptoms of disordering thinking vs. normal youthful moods is an inability to be comforted by parents, familiar environments, or anything else. Below, you’ll find some other signs of anxiety in children. If, after reading this, you are concerned that your child may be experiencing anxiety, call a doctor for medical examination.

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