MARIA GRIECO1, MARGHERITA SALERNO2, GABRIELE TRIPI3,4, FRANCESCO LAVANO5, PALMIRA ROMANO6, DANIELA RUSSO7, SERENA MARIANNA LAVANO5, DAVIDE TESTA8, FRANCESCO CERRONI9, ROSA MAROTTA5, LUCREZIA D’ORORO10, MICHELE SORRENTINO11, ANNABELLA DI FOLCO8, ROSARIA MARTINA MAGLIULO12, BEATRICE GALLAI13, GABRIELLA MARSALA14, ANGELO MONTANA15, SABRINA FRANCO15, DIEGO GERACI15, MARIO GIUSEPPE CHISARI16, ELISABETTA PICCIOCCHI17,18, GIUSEPPE CIBELLI17, ANNA VALENZANO17, ANNA NUNZIA POLITO19, PAOLO MURABITO20, PASQUALE GIUGLIANO21 LUCIA PARISI8
1Presidio di Riabilitazione Diocleziano, Napoli, Italy - 2Sciences for Mother and Child Health Promotion, University of Palermo, Italy - 3Department PROSAMI, University of Palermo, Italy - 4Childhood Psychiatric Service for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, CH Chinon, France - 5Department of Health Sciences, University “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy - 6Centro di Riabilitazione LARS, Sarno, Italy - 7Centro di Riabilitazione La Filanda LARS; Sarno, Italy - 8Department of Psychology, Educational Science and Human Movement, University of Palermo, Italy - 9Centro Manzoni s.r.l., Napoli, Italy - 10Centro Ambulatoriale Santo Stefano, Pesaro, Italy - 11NICU -Preterm and High Risk Newborn Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Service; Pineta Grande Hospital Castel Volturno (CE), Italy - 12Centro Studi Della Scoliosi S.R.L, Italy - 13Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy - 14Struttura Complessa di Farmacia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti di Foggia, Foggia, Italy - 15Department of Medical, Surgical and Advanced Technology Sciences G.F. Ingrassia, University of Catania, Catania, Italy - 16Istituto nazionale della previdenza sociale (INPS), Catania, Italy - 17Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy - 18Casa di Cura Villa dei Fiori Acerra, Napoli, Italy - 19Complex Structure of Neuropsychiatry Childhood-Adolescence of Ospedali Riuniti of Foggia, Foggia, Italy - 20Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy - 21UOC Medicina Legale; Azienda Ospedaliera Sant’Anna e San Sebastiano di Caserta
Anxiety can be considered a normal experience of the human being and as such also of the child. It manifests itself in differ- ent ways according to the level of development: in the smaller the child, the more anxiety is expressed with manifestations that involve the whole organism, becoming evident either with motor excitement or with physical discomfort. As the psychic apparatus is structured, anxiety is experienced as an inner phenomenon and is experienced as an unpleasant state. Fortunately, we are all a bit anxious, even if there are some people who are more, others less.
pediatric anxiety, aggressive behaviour, pediatric age.