Panic disorders, phobias and other childhood anxiety conditions should be treated during childhood so that they won’t be carried over into adulthood, according to advice in the latest Harvard Mental Health Letter.
Various studies show that anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric conditions present during childhood. In many instances, adults with anxiety disorders experienced their first symptoms during their early childhood years.
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Grohol, J. (2004). Treating Childhood Anxiety Prevents Adult Disorders. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 25, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2004/12/27/treating-childhood-anxiety-prevents-adult-disorders/