How do I spot if my child has an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is a normal emotion but can become problematic. Here is what to look out for

The pandemic has caused anxiety disorder incidence rates to rise 26%, a global study found. Photograph: iStock

The pandemic has caused anxiety disorder incidence rates to rise 26%, a global study found. Photograph: iStock

If we were living in an age of anxiety before the global Covid-19 pandemic, we’re surely emerging into an age of super anxiety now.

In an analysis of global data, researchers have estimated a 26 per cent higher incidence of anxiety disorders than would have been expected had the virus not hit. Young people and women are more likely to be affected than older people and men, according to the report in the UK medical journal, the Lancet.

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