In this Jan. 14, 2013 photo, Douglas Berg, a social worker at Prospect High School, left, and guidance counselor Lynn Thornton stand in the school's office with Junie, a "therapy dog,"

 

              In this Jan. 14, 2013 photo, Douglas Berg, a social worker at Prospect High School, left, and guidance counselor Lynn Thornton stand in the school
In this Jan. 14, 2013 photo, Douglas Berg, a social worker at Prospect High School, left, and guidance counselor Lynn Thornton stand in the school's office with Junie, a "therapy dog," at the 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/Martha Irvine)