Quick Facts About Anxiety Disorders

Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a big exam, business presentation, or first date. These are normal feelings of anxiety that nearly everyone experiences from time to time in their lives. Anxiety disorders, however, are conditions that fill a person’s life with overwhelming anxiety and fear. This fear is chronic, unremitting, and can grow progressively worse. Tormented by panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, or countless frightening physical symptoms, some people with anxiety disorders even become housebound. How Common Are Anxiety Disorders? People with anxiety disorders are 3 to 5 times more likely to visit their doctor than those who don’t have such disorders. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America: more than 40 million American adults and 10 million teenagers and children are affected by these concerns each year (or about 18 percent of the population). Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. somewhere between $42 and 46 billion in lost productivity and time out of work — nearly one-third of the nation’s total mental health bill of $148 billion. Two-thirds of people with anxiety disorders do not receive treatment for them (only 1 in 5 teens do). Women are twice as likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder than men. Anxiety can cause or make worse a physical disease or illness. What Are the Different Kinds of Anxiety Disorders? Panic Disorder Repeated episodes of in...
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