At some point in life most people experience anxiety, an emotion characterized by worried thoughts. However, when persistent worried thoughts begin to impair a person’s daily life they may have an anxiety disorder. In fact, some research suggests that at some point in their lives as many as 29% of Americans will experience an anxiety disorder.
There are many different kinds of anxiety disorders, some of which you may have heard of such as posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Although each anxiety disorder has a unique set of symptoms, they all involve excessive worry, fear or dread. To learn about other types of anxiety disorders and their specific symptoms click here. If you are experiencing excessive feelings of worry, fear or dread, consider searching our database today to contact support!
For facts and information about anxiety, consider these resources:
- FindaPsychologist.org: Anxiety Self-Help Resources
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Potential treatments
- New York Times: How exercise can calm anxiety
- National Institute of Mental Health: Facts and statistics about anxiety disorders