Anxiety Disorder: A Common Problem
Anxiety is a problem for many people around the world. In fact, anxiety has been estimated to affect roughly 40 million American adults or about 18% of all adults in any given year (National Institute of Mental Health). While it is common across each age group from children going through puberty into adulthood, women have been found to be twice as likely as men to experience these symptoms such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) during their lifetime. It’s even possible that you know someone who knows someone with GAD.
There are a number of anxiety treatments available, both medications and non-medication therapies. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one such example of a non-medication anxiety treatment that has been found to be effective for many people with GAD. CBT helps you understand how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact together to create your symptoms. It also teaches you specific skills to help manage your anxiety in the moment. Talk to your Primary Care Physician or a Psychiatrist to see if medication may be helpful for an individual with GAD, there are a variety of options including serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are the most commonly prescribed type of medication.
Anxiety disorders can make everyday activities feel like daunting tasks; however, they are manageable with the right treatment plan in place. It’s important to remember that anxiety is treatable. There are a number of therapies and medications available to help manage your symptoms no matter the intensity. If you think you might have an anxiety disorder, it’s important to seek out help from a healthcare professional. With the right treatment, you can learn how to manage your symptoms and live a more productive life.
If left untreated, anxiety can severely impair an individual’s quality of life. If you think you might have an anxiety disorder, it’s important to seek out help from a healthcare professional. With the right treatment, you can learn how to manage your symptoms and live a more productive life.
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