OVERANXIOUS DISORDER OF CHILDHOOD By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 generalized and continual fear or worry which takes place in childhood. In the DSM-IV-TR, is now categorized as generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly referred to as overanxious response. OVERANXIOUS DISORDER OF CHILDHOOD: "Overanxious disorder of childhood often appears in children who have been exposed for some time to an environment full of neglect, violence, or lacking emotional security." Related Psychology Terms PANIC DISORDER ANXIETY ANXIETY NEUROSIS AGORAPHOBIA PHOBIA COVERT DESENSITIZATION TOURETTE'S DISORDER FEAR SURVEY SCHEDULE (FSS) CARDIAC NEUROSIS ANIMAL PHOBIA Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OVERANXIOUS DISORDER OF CHILDHOOD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/overanxious-disorder-of-childhood/ (accessed February 25, 2020).