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Transition to adulthood often highlights developmental shortcomings of adolescents with anxiety

May 22, 2015

TORONTO — The transition to adulthood often highlights the struggle children with anxiety have meeting developmental milestones, such as emotional, behavioral and financial independence from parents, establishing long-term relationships and personal self-care.

Approximately 10% to 20% of children have anxiety disorders, which can be significantly impairing and lead to comorbid mood or substance use disorders, according to Anne Marie Albano, PhD, of Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Albano presented on adolescent anxiety during the transition to adulthood at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.

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