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Anxiety in Teens


Teen years can be a difficult time for anyone. Expectations are high socially and academically, which can lead to stress at school or within his or her social group. The National Institute of Mental Health explains that “approximately 25 per cent of 13- to 18-year-olds have anxiety disorders. Research shows that untreated teens are at a higher risk of performing poorly in school, missing out on important social experiences, and engaging in substance abuse.”

Expat Living spoke to Dr Zaidi about how to tackle teen anxiety. Read the full article here.


Dr. Quratulain Zaidi


Dr. Quratulain Zaidi (BSc. Hons, MSc, MSc, PhD) is a mother and a member of the British Psychological Society and British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy and abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychology. She has lived in Hong Kong and Singapore for 12 years. She specialises in assisting families with issues including parenting, teen issues, Cybersafety, marriage guidance, post natal depression, stress and anxiety disorders, depression, bullying, eating disorders, OCD and self-harm. She is an expert in educational assessments and learning challenges in children, for example ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia and ASD.

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