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Which children and teens are at increased risk for an anxiety disorder?

Children whose parents have an anxiety disorder are more likely to have the disorder themselves. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is more common in adolescents than in children. In addition, children and adolescents with GAD are likely to have other mental health disorders, including depression. Parents who see symptoms of severe anxiety in their child or adolescent should contact a mental health professional immediately; early evaluation and treatment can help to prevent future problems.

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