Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):

Does your child or adolescent experience excessive worry about many different events or activities (e.g., job responsibilities, health and finances, household chores)? A person with GAD finds it difficult to control the worry, and may experience the following symptoms:

  • restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge

  • easily fatigued

  • difficulty concentrating or mind going blank

  • irritability

  • muscle tension

  • sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying asleep, or restless, unsatisfying sleep)

People with GAD experience significant distress or impairment in one or more areas of their lives (e.g., social, occupational). However, disorders often manifest differently in children. For instance, children with GAD often worry about their competence or the quality of their performance.

Treatment for children and adolescents with GAD in Philadelphia:

Dr. Braunstein offers supportive, evidence-based therapy for children and adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder, tailored to their specific needs and preferences. Contact Dr. Braunstein to schedule an initial visit at her office in Center City Philadelphia.

Helpful external resources for GAD:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America - GAD

National Institute of Mental Health - GAD