Anxiety is the most common of all mental health conditions. Research indicates that between 5-20% of the general population of the United States will experience sever anxiety over the life span.
At Bill Jacobs LPCC we notice that many people who suffer from anxiety don't recognize the symptoms, in themselves or in their teens and children.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps us deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps us cope.
But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder
If you suspect you or someone you know might be suffering from an anxiety disorder, the following sub-topics provide a digest of information to help with Anxiety.
Each anxiety disorder has different symptoms, (for specific symptoms see the links below under Types of Anxiety Disorders). But all the symptoms cluster around excessive, irrational fear and dread.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder)
Causes of Anxiety
Self Help for Anxiety
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