Anxiety and depressive disorders are abnormalities that compromise the quality of life. Experts believe that the analysis of symptoms in young children between the age of 3-7 may lead to developments in treatment methods.
According to research, children suffering from anxiety and depression tend to continue coping with the disorder after 5 years, suggesting a trend. A recent experiment was conducted on young children, through fear assessment with the placement of an unidentified stimulus in a dimly lit room. Depression sufferers are studied based on their responses towards reward methods.
Ongoing research is being conducted to determine the effects onto later life such as teenage years.