Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD is characterized by a lot of worry and "What if's". Children with GAD can worry about a number of different themes such as grades, health of themselves or a parent, family issues, performance in sports or relationships with friends.  It is common for these children to seek reassurance about whatever they are worrying about.  They have a tendency towards perfectionism and a strong need for approval from others.