Anxiety disorders are the most common of all the mental disorders.
Everyone knows what it’s like to feel anxious – the butterflies in your stomach before a first date, the tension you feel when your boss is angry, the way your heart pounds when your in danger. Anxiety disorders are illnesses that cause people to feel frightened, distressed and uneasy for no apparent reason. Young people with anxiety disorders experience excessive fear, worry, or uneasiness that interferes with their daily lives.
Anxiety disorders aren’t just a case of “nerves”. They are illnesses, often related to the biological makeup and life experiences of the individual, and they frequently run in families. Left untreated, these disorders can dramatically reduce productivity and significantly diminish an individuals quality of life.
Symptoms of anxiety disorder:
If you or someone you know persistently suffers from three or more of these symptoms, call Region 8 at 824-0342.
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