Anxiety Effects On Untreated Children

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It is inevitable that there will be a traumatic event while your children grow up. In my case it was my parents many separations and near divorce in my early childhood. In order to provide the best environment for your child to cope with an event like divorce the best thing to do is to take them to visit a child therapist. Children are shaped by the environment they are in. Anxiety is one major illness that children often go untreated for. One in eight children are diagnosed with anxiety. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse. That can be prevented or the effects can be lessened by attending therapy.
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