The PBIS World Book


The student may:

  • Worry about everyday things for at least six months, even if there is little or no reason to worry about them
  • Unable to control their constant worries
  • Know that they worry much more than they should
  • Frequently ask how to do tasks
  • Often ask if they are doing assignments correctly
  • Apprehensive to start and work on own
  • Frequently question their ability to do tasks
  • Seem unsure of themselves and have low self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Have a self defeating attitude
  • Give up and discontinue effort easily
  • Frequently express they will likely fail
  • Not smile often
  • Seem shy and not seek out help, volunteer, or participate
  • Unable to relax
  • Have a hard time concentrating
  • Easily startled
  • Have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

Common body symptoms are:

  • Feeling tired for no reason
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension and aches
  • Having a hard time swallowing
  • Trembling or twitching
  • Irritable
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Feeling out of breath
  • Having to go to the bathroom often
  • Hot flashes