Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Anxiety is a highly treatable disorder, yet only a third of patients with symptoms seek care. Nearly half of those with Anxiety also have Depression.
A panic attack is a form of Anxiety. These are usually identified as intense periods of fear or feelings of doom developing over a very short time frame — up to 10 minutes. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from panic disorder.
Social Anxiety Disorder affects 15 million people. Over a third of those who suffer do so for over ten years before getting help. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are also forms of Anxiety, often occurring together.
Over 25% of teenagers experience Anxiety, leading to performing poorly in school, fearing that they will miss out on social activities and experiences, and engaging in substance abuse.
Here are some common symptoms of Anxiety. If you or a family member can identify, you may want to see a professional therapist. All ABT Counseling medical staff are expertly trained to treat patients with Anxiety.
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Feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge.
Not being able to stop or control worry.
You have trouble relaxing.
You are easily annoyed or agitated.
Feeling afraid, as if something terrible is going to happen.
Fear or panic with physical symptoms, such as sweating, nausea, dizziness, pounding heart.
Fear or anxiety about being in certain situations, such as flying, crowds, public speaking, taking tests, standing in line.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with an ABT Counselor.
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