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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:

 

 

 

An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Dr. Kimberly Canter

An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Dr. Kimberly Canter

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, often referred to as CBT, is a brief, problem-focused therapeutic approach with a strong evidence base for a number of mental health disorders for children and adults. CBT is grounded in the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and is widely utilized for the treatment of internalizing disorders, such as depression and anxiety.

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Tips on Managing Anxiety by Dr. Larry F. Waldman

Tips on Managing Anxiety by Dr. Larry F. Waldman

Anxiety is the second most common form of mental health disorder, next to depression.  In many cases, though, depressed individuals also struggle with anxiety and many anxious people frequently feel depressed. Upwards of 20 million persons in the US regularly deal with anxiety, it has been estimated.

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