Anxiety disorders, which include panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and separation anxiety disorder, are the most common class of mental disorders present in the general population. These disorders have a negative impact on the quality of life in a number of areas of functioning, including academic performance, social interactions, self confidence, and ability to enjoy daily life experiences and may impact future emotional health. Approximately 20% of youth ages 13 to 18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year. Almost one-half of youth ages 8 to 15 with a mental illness received no mental health services in the previous year. At Colchester family practice, all practicing physicians have a multitude of adolescent patients with a wide spectrum of anxiety disorders.
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