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Brainpower - January 2011
Anxious Adolescents
Did you know? 7% of college students have an anxiety disorder. Alarmingly, if you stretch that statistic out a few years to adulthood, you’d find that anxiety-related disorders cost the United States roughly $42 billion a year in work-related and medical losses. 
Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that this issue can be a crippling problem, as it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life. And, for many students, it can be hard to discuss with others. While it’s a common emotion that many students experience, an anxiety disorder constitutes a serious mental illness. For those suffering from a disorder, such as panic, obsessive-compulsive or social anxiety, the constant fear and worry can be debilitating — both emotionally and academically. 
With the wide range of anxiety disorders that exist, symptoms can vary depending on the type. However, if your child is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, he or she may be suffering from severe anxiety:
•	Nervousness
•	Inability to control worrying
•	Restlessness, feeling on edge
•	Tiring easily
•	Difficulty concentrating
•	Muscle tension or tightness
•	Difficulty sleeping 

If you think your child may be suffering from this kind of disorder, have them tested — the sooner, the better. It’s worth it for your child to forgo suffering from a lifelong issue. 
Source: National Institute of Mental Health 
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Houston, Texas 77058
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Did you know?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 40 million American adults, ages 18 and older, have an anxiety disorder.
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