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A recent study conducted by researchers at Stanford University's School of Medicine, and published in the Journal Biological Psychiatry, suggests that children who struggle with anxiety have unusually large amygdalae. This part of the brain is responsible for several intense emotions, including fear. Indeed, scientists refer to this part of the brain as the "fear center."
Many adults suffer from anxiety and related disorders, but research shows that they affect up to as many as 25% of the population ages 13-18 as well. Childhood and adolescence is stressful enough, but with an anxiety disorder, it can be crippling. However, treating your child with drugs may not be the best method. Try the following treatment methods if you don't want your child taking medications.
It seems as if new scientific studies come out daily, focused on diet, health or mood. The eat-this-don’t-eat-that contradictions are enough to confuse anyone, but such is the nature of inquiry. Whether you choose to put your trust in science or not, a new, cutting edge study is worth looking into, particularly if you suffer from depression. Think it’s all in your head? Not necessarily, say researchers at Louisiana State University.