17 September 2013

Stomach Aches in Children may Lead to Anxiety in Adult Years

51% of the participants in a study who had experienced a stomach pain as a child later experienced an anxiety disorder as an adult. Also, 40% of the children who experienced stomach aches also had depression.

I bet that those children who experienced stomach pains as a child may have also been experiencing anxiety at that time, as a symptom of anxiety is stomach aches. So this may be more of a case where the anxiety disorder went undetected during childhood and adolescents and was later diagnosed as an adult.