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Anxiety is a feeling of fear or panic. Feeling generally anxious sometimes is normal. Most people worry about something - money or exams - but once the difficult situation is over, you feel better and calm down.

If the problem has gone but the feeling of fear or panic stays or even gets stronger, that’s when anxiety becomes a problem.

With as many as one in six young people experiencing anxiety at some point, it is very common to have anxiety.

Children and young people with learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADD, ADHD or mental health issues are more likely to experience anxiety.

It can sometimes be difficult to identify that a child or young person is experiencing anxiety as the signs and symptoms can also be common to their condition.

ParentVoice have produced an article that contains information about Resources, Organisations and Mental Health Teams that can offer help and support. To read the article please see the external link on the right.


Disclaimer: This article has not been developed in conjunction with the NHS

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