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Suitable for: Families of primary-age children
When your child feels agitated, they have a feeling of intense restlessness and feel worked up inside. It’s a common feeling for both adults and children when we feel stressed or under pressure.
Common reasons for children to feel agitated include:
- Stress at school
- Peer pressure
- Feeling ill
- Overworking (especially around exams)
- Anxiety or depression
- Certain medical conditions, including autism
- Hormonal imbalances
- Some neurological disorders
When your child is agitated, they are easily annoyed. The littlest thing may provoke them. It could be brought on by a specific event or for no obvious reason.