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It is incredibly common for teenagers to be vulnerable to anxiety. Adolescence, after all, is an extended period of great and many changes. Feeling anxious is perfectly normal, just as it is perfectly normal to feel happy, embarrassed, or angry.
Feeling anxious is well within the normal range of human emotions. While teenage anxiety is very common, it isn’t typically very intense, and it doesn’t last for too long. However, because adolescence is a particularly hectic and complicated period in their life, there are teens whose anxiety grows so intense that it keeps them from finding enjoyment in everyday things like being at school or being with friends.
Teens are under tremendous amounts of stress. Between physical and emotional changes, the demands of school, and the pressures of social media—anxiety has become a difficult yet relatively common experience that teenagers go through.
Therapy is especially effective both in identifying elements that trigger anxious and nervous feelings and in helping your teen develop the ability to properly process, cope, and manage episodes of anxiety.