Anxiety Disorders May Be Common In Kids, Teens With BD.

Medwire (11/1, Grasmo) reports that, according to a study published online Oct. 18 in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, “anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder [BD] and adversely affect their outcomes.” The study, which had a five-year follow-up period, revealed that “62% of 413 children and adolescents aged 7–17 years with confirmed bipolar disorder had at least one anxiety disorder.” Of that group, approximately “half were diagnosed with two or more anxiety disorders.”

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— “Comorbid anxiety problematic for adolescents with bipolar disorder, “Ingrid Grasmo, Medwire News, November 1, 2013.

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