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  • Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

    Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/m...pgtype=article

    Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
    Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.
    By BENOIT DENIZET-LEWISOCT. 11, 2017

    The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the likable, hard-working oldest sibling in a suburban North Carolina family — was the kind of teenager who handled things. Though he was not prone to boastfulness, the fact was he had never really failed at anything.

    Not coincidentally, failure was one of Jake’s biggest fears. He worried about it privately; maybe he couldn’t keep up with his peers, maybe he wouldn’t succeed in life. The relentless drive to avoid such a fate seemed to come from deep inside him. He considered it a strength...
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