EXPERT Q & A: Evaluating Anxiety From an Early Age

By IRENE WIELAWSKI
Published: July 11, 2008
Dr. Daniel Pine, a psychiatrist, directs the research program on mood and anxiety disorders of children and adolescents at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md. The research seeks to identify the genetic and environmental factors underlying these mental illnesses so clinicians can identify who might be prone to them, spot early symptoms and tailor treatments more precisely to individual patients.
Dr. Daniel Pine
Q: What is the difference between an anxiety disorder and anxiety that is an appropriate response to an uncomfortable or threatening situation?
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