Risk Factors for Anxiety Disorders

The following webpage lists several factors that increase a person’s risk for developing an anxiety disorder. If your child has multiple risk factors, it is a good idea to keep a look out for symptoms of childhood anxiety. Risk factors include age, specific medical conditions, social factors, and exposure to traumatic events.

Risk Factors and Poverty in Relation to Anxiety


The Person’s Age: OCD, phobias, as well as separation anxiety generally appear during early childhood. Panic disorder and social phobia are many times diagnosed during a person’s teenage years. Studies have suggested