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Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses related to some way to anxiety: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, specific phobia, separation anxiety disorder, and selective mutism. Anxiety is a normal and healthy response to problems or difficult situations—everyone feels anxious at times. Anxiety can be a problem when it comes up often, seems to come up for no reason, or becomes difficult to control. This can make it hard for people to go about their lives.

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Visions article: 'I Don't Want to Go'

Understanding and helping youth with separation anxiety and school refusal Katherine Martinez, PsyD, RPsych Visions Journal, 2015, 11 (2 Read more

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