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How is emotional health different for children and adults?

Children tend to have lesser emotional intelligence and emotional regulation than adults. Much of this is due to the gap in age and maturity. Between 10 and 15 percent of children experience an anxiety disorder during their childhood. Many of these conditions if treated will go away as the individual reaches adulthood.

Approximately, 18.1 percent of adults will experience an anxiety disorder any given year. Aging is also correlated with emotional conditions. Many older individuals with health conditions seem to have corresponding emotional conditions.

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