Teen Anxiety

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.

Is Anxiety Treatable?

Anxiety is treatable, but 80% of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder are not receiving treatment.
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How Common are Anxiety Disorders in Children?

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research has shown that untreated children are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

Women are more commonly affected by anxiety disorders than men

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anyone can be affected

Anxiety disorders often co-occur with depression as well as eating disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and others.

What are the risk factors of developing an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors. These risk factors include genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

What are some types of anxiety disorders?

Some types of Anxiety Disorders include:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Panic Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

Specific Phobias

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Major Depressive Disorder

Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)

How Often do Teens Receive Treatment?

Teenagers with anxiety receive treatment less frequently than adults. 1 in 5 teen suffers seek treatment.

10% of teenagers and 40% of adults suffer from an anxiety disorder of some kind