Did you know?
Anxiety disorders can start at any age, but they often begin with “shy” children and teens or in early adulthood. They can also be triggered by a series of traumatic events.
Anxiety disorders in some individuals may lead to diagnosable mental health disorders- i.e. depressive mood disorder, substance abuse, or personality disorder
Women are 16% more likely to experience anxiety than men.
Anxiety varies in severity and can range for a mild uneasiness to a panic attack. It can last for minutes, days, months, or even a lifetime.
Some people develop ways of reducing their anxiety that cause more problems. For example, people with phobias avoid anxiety-provoking situations. This avoidance reduces the anxiety in the short term, but long term can restrict education, work, recreation and social activities
Types of Anxiety
Causes of Anxiety
The causes of anxiety disorders aren't fully understood. Life experiences such as traumatic events appear to trigger anxiety disorders in people who are already prone to anxiety. Inherited traits also can be a factor.
Examples of medical problems that can be linked to anxiety include:
Common Symptoms of Anxiety
There Is Hope
With early diagnosis, intervention and treatment, people can recover and lead fulfilling lives.
Employment strategies, as well as, local support groups are available