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True anxiety is not your run-of-the-mill stress that many kids experience in today’s over-stimulated world. Difficult to detect and support, it is among the most common forms of psychopathology in children and adolescents.
“Those who suffer with anxiety are at increased risk for depression and/or substance use disorders,” says author and psychologist Nadja Reilly, Ph.D. “Left untreated, anxiety impacts their learning and emotional health, causing significant distress.”