Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Remedy #19 'Unlinking' From Your Parents' Anxiety

I didn’t need to read this one, cause I already knew. My mother was a very anxious woman, and once I gave myself more space by moving out of her house and away from her influence, my own anxiety symptoms improved. Not to mention, when one is growing up, parents who are overprotective, irritable, depressed and controlling are more likely to have socially anxious children.

Well, now we have this research article to prove this. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Children’s Center recently concluded a study that investigated the relationships between parents living with social anxiety disorder and their children. As indicated by the study, parents with SAD display less affection for their kids than parents without SAD. Consequently, parents with social anxiety disorder are at a greater risk of seeing their own children develop anxiety. Read more…