- Excessive anxiety, worry, or fear that markedly exceeds the normal level for the child's stage of development.
- High level of motor tension, such as restlessness, tiredness, shakiness, or muscle tension.
- Autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea).
- Hypervigilance, such as feeling constantly on edge, concentration difficulties, trouble falling or staying asleep, and a general state of irritability.
- A specific fear that has become generalized to cover a wide area and has reached the point where it significantly interferes with the child's and the family's daily life.
- Excessive anxiety or worry due to parents threat of abandonment, overuse of guilt, denial of autonomy and status, friction between parents, or interference with physical activity.