Serious Emotional Disturbance

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Common Diagnosis

A child with an Anxiety Disorder experiences anxiety more strongly and often than others, and has the excessive worry that interferes with other areas of his or her life. Children of any age have worries, but when these worries are not age-appropriate, and stop children from participating in activities, an Anxiety Disorder may be present. Anxiety disorders are among the most successfully treated mental health illnesses.