Author | Andres Martin, MD, MPH

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Understanding Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Brief Overview and Update

March 01, 2006

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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental conditions in the general population, including in children and adolescents. Young people can present with a pattern of anxiety symptoms somewhat different from that typically seen in adults. One of the most common aspects of this difference is that children (especially younger ones) may not report overt worries or fears, but instead manifest pronounced physical symptoms.