Abdominal Pain In Kids Associated With Mental Distress In Adulthood.

The New York Times (8/12, Saint Louis) “Well” blog reports that according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics, youngsters “with chronic stomach pains are at high risk for anxiety disorders in adolescence and young adulthood.”

On its website, NBC News (8/12, Carroll) reports that of those adults who had suffered from “abdominal pain as children, 51 percent had experienced an anxiety disorder during their lives, compared to 20 percent of those who didn’t experience” stomach pain in childhood. What’s more, “as adults, a full 30 percent of the childhood abdominal pain sufferers were still coping with some kind of anxiety disorder, compared to 12 percent” of those who had experienced no abdominal pain during childhood.

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— “Risk of Adult Anxiety Seen in Children’s Stomachaches, “Catherine Saint Louis, The New York Times, August 12, 2013.

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