What is autism?

Autism is a disorder related to the neurodevelopmental development of a child. It affects:
  • Social interaction
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Behavior

While it is usually diagnosed around 16 months of age or even before, some children are diagnosed at an older age.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a common treatable childhood disorder characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention.

Separation anxiety disorder

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Social anxiety disorder (SAD)

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Panic disorder

What is a Panic Disorder?

  • A panic attack is when an individual experiences an episode of sudden overwhelming fear that occurs with no apparent causes.
  • Panic attacks are the core feature of panic disorders.
  • People suffering from a panic disorder experience occasional panic attacks and live in constant fear of experiencing one in the future. This fear may can make lead to social isolation and avoid of certain places so that they prevent a panic attack from occurring.

Generalized anxiety disorder

What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?

  • Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by persistent and exaggerated feelings of anxiousness about everyday events such as family, work, money, or other things.
  • The worry that people experience from this disorder is often unrealistic or out of proportion. Severe anxiety can impair a person’s ability in carrying out the simplest daily activities.
  • GAD can begin at any time during a person’s lifespan, however, it usually develops between childhood and middle age.

Anxiety in children and adolescents

What is childhood anxiety?

  • Anxiety is a common feeling of fear that all children experience. It could be the result of real or imagined events
  • It is normal at some stages of children’s development.

Anxiety becomes a disorder when it is

  • Excessive
  • Beyond what is expected for the situation and the child’s developmental level
  • Persistent
  • Affecting the child’s social, personal, and academic life

Anxiety disorders

What is anxiety?

  • “Anxiety” is a feeling of being tense or nervous.
  • It is a normal emotion that people experience when they face threatening or difficult situations.


What is an anxiety disorder?

  • An anxiety disorder is different than the normal feeling of anxiety. It causes severe distress that interferes with your ability to function and carry on your daily activities.
  • Anxiety disorders are very common. They can affect anyone.

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