Everyone feels anxious and under stress from time to time. Situations such as meeting tight deadlines, important social obligations or driving in heavy traffic, often bring about anxious feelings. Such mild anxiety may help make you alert and focused on facing threatening or challenging circumstances. On the other hand, anxiety disorders are an exaggerated response to stressors and are characterized by creating anxious feelings where they are not warranted. The frequency and intensity of anxiety is often debilitating. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem affecting about 15% or 30 million Americans. Fortunately anxiety disorders respond well to proper treatment. According to The National Institute of Mental Health research has shown that cognitive-behavioral therapy is highly effective in treating anxiety disorders as well as associated depression.
TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS
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