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In this Jan. 14 photo, a student pets Junie, the school's "therapy dog," at Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect, Ill. Stress, anxiety and panic attacks are on the rise at many U.S. high schools, due to heightened academic expectations and troubles at home made worse by the shaky economy. So some schools are trying unconventional methods, such as therapy dogs, to help students cope. AP Photo

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