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Anxiety Disorder in Children & Teens

Situations that induce anxiety in normal teens develops into excessive dread, disabling some children through teen years; often, symptoms emerge around age 6. While medication is still commonly prescribed, recent studies (including the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS)), “CAMS clearly showed that combination treatment is the most effective for these children. But sertraline [Zoloft] alone or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy alone showed a good response rate as well.



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