STATISTICS ABOUT ANXIETY DISORDER
U.S. adults, or 18.1% of the population, is affected by anxiety disorders.
Is six times more likely cause you to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders then those without.
Of people with anxiety disorder are receiving treatment
5 FAST FACTS ABOUT ANXIETY
1. Women are twice as likely than men to be affected by generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
2. Social anxiety disorder affects 15 million U.S. adults.
3. Anxiety disorders develop from risk factors such as genetics, brain chemistry, and life events.
4. Anxiety disorders can interfere with job performance, school work and relationships.
5. Anxiety can cause both physical and emotional symptoms such as chronic fatigue, nausea and irritability.
ABOUT ANXIETY DISORDERS
TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS
GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)
SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER
CAUSES OF AN ANXIETY DISORDER
SYMPTOMS OF AN ANXIETY DISORDER
- Rapid heart rate
- Heavy sweating
- Feelings of panic
- Shortness of breath
- Avoiding feared objects or places
- Difficulty focusing
SIDE EFFECTS AND COMPLICATIONS OF ANXIETY DISORDERS
- Impair your ability to perform task because you have trouble concentrating
- Take your time and focus from other activities
- Sap your energy
- Increase your risk of depression
ANXIETY DISORDER TREATMENT
Anxiety disorders are treatable. If you suffer from anxiety, there is help available, in fact, if you think you have anxiety disorder, its important to reach out for help to prevent complications.
Also called talk therapy, psychotherapy is one method of treating anxiety disorders. In order to be effective, psychotherapy needs to address the individual’s specific anxieties.
- Anti-anxiety medications can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, or extreme fear and worry. Certain medications are best for short-term use, and do pose a risk for dependency, so its recommended to talk about these risks with your doctor.
- Antidepressants, SUCH AS SSRIs, ARE ALSO USEFUL FOR TREATING ANXIETY DISORDERS, ESPECIALLY FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE CO-OCCURING DEPRESSION.
Alternative methods such as stress and relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, yoga and physical exercise can supplement treatment like therapy and medication.