Program developed to treat children's anxiety (Macquarie University)

Child health experts estimate that about one in 10 children suffer from anxiety, ranging from extreme shyness to an irrational fear of global problems. Experts says the issue can even occur among preschoolers.

Macquarie University researchers in Sydney are treating children as young as two and say anxiety is nowhere near as well understood as illnesses like depression. It is estimated that about 11 per cent of children suffer from anxiety compared to 3 per cent who suffer from depression. The researchers have recently developed a program for parents of preschoolers with anxiety, which is showing signs of success.

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