Parents with social anxiety disorder are more likely than parents with other forms of anxiety to engage in behaviors that put their children at high risk for developing angst of their own, according to a small study of parent-child pairs conducted at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Specifically, the Johns Hopkins researchers identified a subset of
behaviors in parents with social anxiety disorder — the most prevalent
type of anxiety — and in doing so clarified some of the confusion that
has shrouded the trickle-down anxiety often seen in parent-child pairs.
Source: Johns Hopkins Children's Center
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