Anxiety is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of four conditions: Depression, Autism, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Anxiety.
For kids diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety is one of five symptoms related to Sadness, Anxiety, and Irritability according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Sadness, Anxiety, and Irritability among kids with Depression are:
For kids diagnosed with Autism, Anxiety is one of seven symptoms related to Repetitive Behavior and Social Avoidance according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Repetitive Behavior and Social Avoidance among kids with Autism are:
For kids diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Anxiety is one of two symptoms related to Anxiety according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Anxiety among kids with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Anxiety
When parents mention Anxiety they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Angry behavior||Often||10 mentions|
|Mood swings||Sometimes||4 mentions|
|Being irritable||Sometimes||3 mentions|
|Keeping alone (keeping to self)||Sometimes||3 mentions|
|Stomach aches||Sometimes||3 mentions|
|Defiant behavior||Sometimes||2 mentions|
Characteristics of Anxiety
How common is Anxiety?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 37.83% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Anxiety.
Percentage of kids with Anxiety by year of age
This is based on a survey of 2585 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Anxiety “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|