Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S.
Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness because they involve excessive fear or worry, and typically cause uncontrolled reactions to normal circumstances. Anxiety disorders can interfere with job performance, school work, and relationships. Anxiety can produce both physical and emotional symptoms. People suffering from anxiety can experience restlessness, irritability, chronic fatigue, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, and worsening worry or fear over a long period of time.
Did you know?
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older.
- Only 36.9% of those suffering from anxiety seek out treatment.
- Women are twice as likely to be affected by anxiety disorders than men.
- Approximately 8% of children and teenagers experience an anxiety disorder with most people developing symptoms before age 21.
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 out of 13 suffer from anxiety globally. The WHO reports that anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders worldwide.
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