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Psychiatrist – South African Children Are Suffering From Anxiety


3/20 - PHOTO PACKAGE ON CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL - MORE AVAILABLE ON IMAGEFORUM: http://www.imageforum-diffusion.afp.com/ImfDiffusion/themes/ShowTheme.aspx?ThemeID=3103846&chgCtx=1&mui=1 A child walks to school on June 11, 2013 in Qunu, a village outside the town of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, where former South African President Nelson Mandela grew up. Ordinarily Qunu is a slow-paced blend of livestock, locals on foot and the occasional car winding along the smattering of roads and dirt paths that link humble homesteads. But with Mandela again in hospital, his beloved village has become a magnet for the world's media, hoping to offer some insight into his life. AFP PHOTO / JENNIFER BRUCE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

It has been reported that South African children as young as three are being treated for anxiety.

Dr Helen Clark is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has worked at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

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She believes the problem of anxiety in children appears to be on the rise.

Watch the interview with clinical psychologist Ruth Ancer here.

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