Treating Parents for Anxiety Reduces Panic Attacks for their Children

Children can learn from adults really quickly, whether it is academic information or behavioral habits. In a new study published in the Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, researchers examined the effects that parents with anxiety disorders have on their young and impressionable children. The researchers found that if parents got treated for their panic attacks (PD), their children were less likely to have them as well. Children of parents who had success with the panic treatment also had improved anxiety sensitivity six years after their parents finished treatment. The researchers concluded that getting treated for PD successfully could improve the quality of life for children.

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