☞ “I’m going to fail, I will be the dunce of the class, everyone will laugh at me. Or no one will even notice, because no one would even care.”
☞ “Today might be the last day I live and I have not done anything good!”
☞ “I scored an A+ on my test today! What if I don’t get one tomorrow? What if I never score an A for the rest of my life? What if my teacher gave me this grade by mistake?”
The above symptoms in children and adolescents are just a rough idea of what ways the anxiety disorder can exhibit itself. Such signs are part of the child’s everyday behavior or have become a noticed change over the last 6 months. The typical onset for such symptoms is above 10 years of age, and GAD is more prevalent among girls than boys.