Pediatric generalized anxiety disorder: epidemiology, diagnosis, and management.

  title={Pediatric generalized anxiety disorder: epidemiology, diagnosis, and management.},
  author={Courtney Pierce Keeton and Amie C Kolos and John T. Walkup},
  journal={Paediatric drugs},
  volume={11 3},
Pediatric generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive and uncontrollable worry about a variety of events and is accompanied by physical symptoms such as headaches, tension, restlessness, gastrointestinal distress, and heart palpitations. Symptoms impose marked distress and interfere with social, emotional, and educational functioning. GAD occurs in over 10% of children and adolescents, has an average age of onset of 8.5 years, and is more often reported in girls. Common co… CONTINUE READING


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