ANXIETY DISORDERS

Anxiety disorders are characterized by intense anxiety that interferes with daily life as it is excessive and persistent. Symptoms may include feeling nervous, tense, tired, and sweaty. Also increased heart rate, hyperventilation, trouble concentrating, and gastrointestinal problems. 40 million adults or 18.1 % of US adults have an anxiety disorder yet only 36.9% receive treatment.

GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent and excessive worry. GAD can be associated with restlessness, relentless or hyper-focused concern, and trouble while concentrating. A diagnosis typically requires that symptoms are continuously experienced more days than not, for at least six months. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 2.7% of adults and 2.3% of adolescents in the U.S. experience GAD.

SOCIAL ANXIETY

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is characterized by excessive and irrational worry or fear of social interactions. Symptoms may include fear of certain situations, embarrassment, humiliation, and judgment from others. SAD can often lead to anxiety attacks and may result in the avoidance of some or all social interactions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 7.1% of adults and 9.1% of adolescents in the U.S. experience social anxiety disorder. In addition, the National Institute of Mental Health also states that females are more likely to suffer from SAD than males.

PANIC DISORDER

Panic disorder is characterized by sudden feelings of terror when there is no imminent danger. Symptoms may include quickened heartbeat, chest or stomach pain, excessive chills or sweats, difficulty breathing, and dizziness. These symptoms are often recognized as a panic attack. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1.7% of adults and 2.3% of adolescents in the U.S. experience panic disorder.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

OCD is characterized by an incessant obsessions and compulsions. Obsession are intrusive thoughts, images, or urges. Compulsions are repeated behaviors that are meant to reduce distress about obsession. Trying to ignore either only increases anxiety (Mayo Clinic). 1 in 40 US adult have OCD, this condition is also  common in young people as the average age is 19.5 years. The rate in women is 1.8% and in men it is 0.5% . 90% of people with Old have a co-occuring disorder like anxiety or depression. (Mayo Clinic)

 
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