William M. Klykylo and Jerald Kay
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a. Two-thirds of youths with anxiety disorders will receive treatment services.
b. Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.
c. The percentage of children and adolescents under the age of 18 having an anxiety disorder at some point in their life is 31.9%, with 8.3% having a severely impairing anxiety disorder.
d. Symptoms such as school refusal, tantrums, or irritability are more likely the result of social phobia or generalized anxiety disorder than oppositional defiant disorder.