Anxiety: It’s Not How It Looks

Seriously, it’s time to get the image of a quiet, fearful person biting their nails in the corner out of your mind.

The DSM-V criteria is a good start, although anxiety can come out in a lot of different ways, especially in children and neurodivergent people.

(This is not because neurodivergent people are child-like, far from it, it is because both demographics have brains that diverge from the statistical norm.)

Because of this, anxiety may look different from the expected neurotypical presentation — but for different reasons. I’ll outline here the various unexpected or misunderstood ways that anxiety can present itself.

Read my article on Neurodiversified


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Published by Jillian ADHD 2e MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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