Common Adult Mental Health Conditions
GAD is often experienced as the presence of excessive anxiety and worry about a variety of every day topics, events, or activities. The excess worry occurs more often than not for at least six months, and is experienced as uncontrollable.
Key Symptoms of GAD:
- Persistent, frequent worry difficulty controlling worry
- Worries about areas in life such as finances, health, relationships, being late, etc.
- Worry causes emotional distress or function impairment Access
Take these assessments to further explore if the symptoms you are experiencing are in line with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Common Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conditions
Child/adolescent anxiety and related behavioral health conditions can take many different forms. It is not always obvious to the child or the family that one is experiencing anxiety symptoms. As a first step, it can be helpful to take an assessment to obtain an objective picture of current symptoms.
The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) is a self-report instrument used to screen for childhood anxiety disorders including general anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. In addition, it assesses symptoms related to school phobias. There is a child self-report form and a parent form for parents to complete on behalf of their child.
The Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17 (PSC-17) is a psychosocial screen designed to facilitate the recognition of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems so that appropriate interventions can be initiated as early as possible.
These symptoms may look like other mental health problems. It is best for a child/adolescent to meet with a mental healthcare provider who can rule out other emotional and physical causes of these symptoms and to provide you with a formal diagnosis.