Anxiety in Children

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health problems identified in children. Estimates of the rates of prevalence vary greatly from 8% to 27% lifetime prevalence by age 18.

Chronic anxiety disorders are associated with increased risk of other serious mental health problems in later life. Therefore, early identification and treatment is key.

Normal fears vs Anxiety Disorder

Fears and worries are a normal part of child development and the content of fears change according to the individual’s developmental stage.

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