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(Canada) BC: "Growing number of children and youth ...suffering from anxiety" in BC

Nov 19, 2017, My Prince George Now: MORE CHILDREN IN BC SUFFERING FROM ANXIETY, PROVINCIAL ORGANIZATION OFFERING TIPS TO HELP HTTPS://WWW.MYPRINCEGEORGENOW.COM/61970/CHILDREN-BC-SUFFERING-ANXIETY-PROVINCIAL-ORGANIZATION-OFFERING-TIPS-HELP/ Anxiety BC is doing all it can to help alleviate the growing number of children and youth who are suffering from anxiety in the province. Registered Psychologist Dr Katherine Martinez says despite the influx of people who are suffering from anxiety, professionals in her field have done two things to better detect it. “The first of which is that we have become better at assessing anxiety and seeing it in our kids and then the second is the numbers really do seem to be growing independent of us being better assessors.”… According to Martinez, 20 years ago, the rates of anxiety disorders in BC among children and youth were listed at about 20% – in the 20 years since that time, those numbers have gone up to 30%. That means 30% of youth between the ages of four to 24 in the province will have an anxiety disorder at some point. …