Risk avoidance and anxiety linked in kids

A new study from the Mayo Clinic, reported in PsychCentral , has demonstrated that kids’ avoidance of scary situations can predict their risk for developing anxiety disorders.  The question one might ask  is which came first, the avoidance or the anxiety.  Apparently, however, therapy to help kids cope with anxiety let to less risk avoidance later, so early identification and intervention are, again, very much indicated.


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