What is Anxiety?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in the United
States, statistics show that 40 million adults in the United States have an anxiety
disorder, in children and adolescents 8% experience anxiety disorders in the
school and at home, anxiety disorder is more common in women than in men.
What are the causes of anxiety?
Several factors appear to cause anxiety disorders. Studies suggest that these
disorders are hereditary and are a product of brain chemistry. Life experiences
and personality also play a role.
Feeling nervous, agitated or tense, feeling of imminent danger, panic or
catastrophe, increased heart rate, rapid breathing (hyperventilation) sweating,
tremors, feeling weak or tired.
Types of Anxiety: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety
Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders.
How is Anxiety treated?
Psychotherapy and medications