USA (United States of Anxiety)
Did You Know?
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population).
- Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.
- Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
Anxiety and Depression
It’s not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety related disorders:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Panic Disorder :panic attacks, etc.
Social Anxiety Disorder: kids who don’t simply hate going to school, it is much more than that…
Specific Phobias: fear of crowds, fear of going outside, etc.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): not just washing hands 50 times a day, others things also.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Veterans are not the only sufferers, victims of abuse also may suffer, etc.
*Info from American Association of Anxiety Disorders
As you can see this is a major problem. If you or someone you love is suffering from anxiety, get help by:
-Going to see a doctor
-Consider seeing a therapist/counselor
-Enlist a support system (positive friends, family members, church group, support groups, etc.) find people who can make you laugh and enjoy you for who you are.