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Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about wide ranging events or activities. Children may worry about their school performance, their social relationships, events of the world, and their health or the health of others. Oftentimes, children having difficulty with worry may seem perfectionistic due to fears of failure or disappointing others. Consistent worry may create a feeling of being “keyed up” or other physical complaints and can significantly disrupt sleep.  Children struggling with Generalized Anxiety Disorder may also seek constant reassurance and approval from others in an effort to alleviate their immediate worry.