Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness. It might cause you to sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heartbeat. It can be a normal reaction to stress. For example, you might feel anxious when faced with a difficult problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision.
Anxiety disorders are conditions in which you have anxiety that does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performances, schoolwork, and relationships. Some types of Anxiety disorders could be Phobia, which is intense fear of something that might cause little to no danger like fear of clowns, spiders, roaches, heights, and social situations. Panic Disorder, which is the result of panic attacks, these are repeated periods of intense fear when there is no danger, the attacks come on quickly and can last several minutes or more.
It is normal for children to feel anxious and worried from time to time because situations like moving places, starting school, or social situations trigger them, but these Anxiety disorders are also under-looked on children, they experience social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, and general anxiety. Anxiety in children can be differentiated by finding it hard to concentrate, not sleeping, not eating properly, constantly worrying or having negative thoughts, being clingy, and feeling tense. Don’t ever think that only adults stress over life and can have anxiety, children also can feel stress or worry because of the environment that surrounds them or just because they’re growing up and how they’re adapting to this world.
Anxiety is a common disorder many people are born with and some others pick it up by traumas in their life or life situations, however, if you feel like it’s not getting any better or it is affecting your day to day life in school, relationships, or family, you should seek for help like counseling, Cognitive behavioral therapy, or Anxiety medicines, which are only prescribed by doctors who specialize in mental health.