Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in time. To feel anxious means you are fully human. It only becomes a problem when it interferes with ones ability to function in a normal manner. Being afraid of snakes, for example, is no big deal; never leaving your house because of that fear is a problem.
Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American adults. Rather than a relatively brief, mild, sense of worry caused by a normal but stressful event, these kinds of disorders last much longer and can get worse if they are not treated.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
How to Get Help for Anxiety Disorders
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