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Anxiety disorders in children (BSL)

Anxiety disorders in children

It’s normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time to time, such as when they’re starting school or nursery, or moving to a new area.

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear – it’s an understandable reaction in children to change or a stressful event.

But for some children, anxiety affects their behaviour and thoughts on a daily basis, interfering with their school, home and social life. This is when you may need professional help to tackle it before it becomes a more serious issue.

Contact us in BSL

Our health information team can help you with any questions about anxiety. You can speak to them using BSL through the Contact Scotland BSL service.

Find out how to use the Contact Scotland BSL service

Last updated:
06 April 2023