SOME BEST FACTS ABOUT ANXIETY
In the US, anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness (40+ million)
Many risk factors can lead to anxiety, like your personality, life events or genetics.
LINK WITH DEPRESSION
About half of the people diagnosed with depression also suffer from anxiety.
Examples are social anxiety disorder, panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.
Some are closely related to anxiety, like OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) & PTSD.
Between the ages of 13-18, 25% suffers from anxiety, affecting their school life.
Dizziness, chronic fatigue, shaking, nausea, restlessness, sweating, increased heart rate
Feeling alert and fearful, also worrying a lot, irritability and difficulty concentrating.
While anxiety generally is treatable, only around 37% actually seek treatment.
HOW TO HEAL
Cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, medication, exercise, mindfulness can help heal.