population, according to the Mental Health Matters statistics website, and that doesn’t include the numerous cases of GAD that go without being diagnosed each year. General Anxiety Disorder, when speaking of the disorder in children, can be characterized as excessive worry, concerning numerous events, across a range of life domains (APA, 1994). Symptoms to look for in children who are questionable of this disorder are excessive worrying that is not linked to an event or situation, the child is extremely stressed over numerous things- like school, family, or future events. The child may also have symptoms of GAD such as perfectionism or they may be self …show more content…
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