Health Watch - A Good Start: Childhood Anxiety
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Dr. Graham Emslie, a UT Southwestern psychiatrist, says childhood anxiety disorders can have long-term effects. They may cause children to avoid social situations, which means they may miss age-appropriate developmental milestones. That avoidance may also mean that children don’t learn to develop social skills that are essential later in life. Untreated childhood social anxiety often develops into educational underachievement and substance abuse or depression in adulthood.
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