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Tracing the roots of teen anxiety
Tracing the roots of teen anxiety

The teenage years are awkward for everyone, but some adolescents experience more anxiety than most when it comes to social interactions. Fear and dread over reading aloud in class, playing sports, speaking in public, or attending dances and parties may be signs of a social anxiety disorder - one of the most common psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents, researchers say. While social anxiety disorder affects between 6% and 18% of children and adolescents, researchers are still attempting to identify early predictors of the condition. On Wednesday, the journal Child Development published a paper that suggested early interactions between an infant and his or her caregiver,...

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