Anxiety

Anxiety is common in children, with around 6.9% of children aged 4-17 years old having an anxiety disorder. Even more children will suffer from impairment from symptoms of anxiety, without reaching diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder.

Here is the DSM-5 criteria for diagnosing a generalised anxiety disorder.

DSM V GAD children flowchart

Fortunately, there are accessible digital health interventions to treat childhood anxiety. Two standout Australian digital health interventions for anxiety are: