In my practice I am seeing a flurry of more youth, as well as adults, with untreated and misdiagnosed anxiety. Over the long-term, the results of this can be devastating. Just this past week, I met with a young father who recalled secretly exhibiting obsessive-compulsive behaviors as a child. His present symptoms have intensified and he currently self-medicates with alcohol and weed to avoid his racing mind. I also met with an adolescent girl who was distressed because she procrastinates working on and completing her school work and avoids new friendships because of fear of failure and rejection. All too often I see untreated and misdiagnosed anxiety leading to depression, missed opportunities in career and relationships, increased substance use, and a decreased quality of life. Read more via The Huffington Post.