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Do phobias affect children differently than adults?

Phobias can affect both adults and children, and children of anxious parents are more likely to develop phobias as they get older. Adults dealing with phobias will have challenges maintaining their normal level of functioning and ability. Children, on the other hand, may have challenges developing normally or acquiring new skills and abilities due to the difficulties they face dealing with their phobia.

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