Twice Exceptional: Anxiety and Gifted Children

Anxiety is common in gifted children.  Anxiety may present as perfectionism, overexcitabilities, insomnia, an inability to relax, irritability, an inability to concentrate or focus, and/or fidgety habits such as nail biting, skin picking, shirt chewing, etc.  Some children may mask their anxiety, internalizing their anxiety rather than externalizing it.  

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Anxiety and the Gifted Brain

Thump….Thump….Thump…Thump.Thump.Thump.  I can hear my heart pounding.  I can HEAR it.  Can anyone else hear it?  The world around me starts to blur.  My thoughts …

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