Anxious parents, anxious children

In what may be the first study in the United States designed to prevent anxiety disorders in the children of anxious parents, researchers found that as few as eight weekly family sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy may help prevent or minimize the psychological damage of childhood anxiety. Children of parents diagnosed with an anxiety disorder are up to seven times more likely to develop an anxiety disorder.

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ADAA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.

 

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