Youth Anxiety: Causes and Effects

Some youth in school struggle with social anxiety disorder, an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations, a psychological disorder which effects youth immensely.

The causes of anxiety are vast:

Many youth claim that alcohol helps them cope with their anxiety or they use alcohol to fit in with their peers.

According to Village Behavioral Health, social anxiety leads to youth dropping out of school, having low self esteem and even carrying out crimes. Common co-occurring disorders such as depression, eating disorders, ADHD, and substance abuse may also lead to social anxiety.



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