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  • Writer's pictureKara Kohnen

Anxiety in Teens

Here is some important facts on how identify Anxiety in teens:

  • Characterized by feelings of excessive uneasiness, worry, and fear

  • Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and phobias

  • Occur in approximately 32 percent of 13- to 18-year-olds

  • In 2016, roughly 11 percent of adolescents ages 12-17 and 7 percent of children ages 6-11 had a current anxiety disorder diagnosis*

  • Globally, the prevalence of youth experiencing clinically elevated anxiety symptoms—roughly 1 in 5—nearly doubled during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

*According to the child's parent, guardian, or other adult familiar with the child's health.

Anxiety diagnosis has increased dramatical through the pandemic. We can help and early intervention is key! If left untreated, anxiety can get worse so please don't wait.

Please call us for an intake at 619-549-0329 ext 0. If you are concerned about safety please call the access and crisis line at 888-724-7240 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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