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Anxiety Disorders in Children

It is only as recently as in the last ten years that anxiety disorders in children have been taken seriously. In the past, being fearful was considered a normal part of childhood and so fear and anxiety in children was dismissed as a passing phase. However, newer research has shown that some children and adolescents do feel such anxiety that the diagnosis of an anxiety disorder is warranted.This is an important step as some childhood anxiety disorders are chronic which means that without anxiety counselling, they will continue into adulthood. Continue reading