Adolescent anxiety may predict future psychiatric diagnoses and suicidal ideation

 ADHD in the News 2020-03-26

Adolescents with anxiety are at risk for future psychiatric diagnoses and suicidal ideation, according to a study published in BMC Psychiatry. Anxiety disorders, which include disorders like social anxiety disorder and panic disorder, are the most widespread mental health disorders in the western world. These disorders often make their appearances in childhood or young adulthood and frequently co-occur with other mental health issues like substance abuse, depression and suicidal ideation.