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🧠 What Type Of Anxiety Do You Have & How To Fix It
Today is an important topic and it’s about anxiety, the different types of anxiety disorders and how it affects your health and daily performance. This includes BOTH adults over the age of 18 and well as teenagers, which sadly have even more anxiety than adults.
Keep in mind that Anxiety disorders also often occur with other disorders such as depression, eating disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for both adults and children
However, statistically speaking, over 75% of the population has felt some form of anxiety.
Globally, 1 in 13 people suffer from anxiety on a regular basis.
In the US, anxiety disorders are the most common form mental illness, affecting over 40 million adults over the age of 18. That’s about 20% of the population.
Anxiety disorders also affect over 25% of teenagers (children between 13 and 18 years old).
Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.
So if you have children, please make sure you watch this video and also share it with a friend who has children.
Unfortunately, anxiety also negatively affects your emotional and physical health.
People with an anxiety disorder are five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders.
Preventable, Treatable and Curable
The good news is that anxiety disorders are highly preventable, treatable and even curable. Yet, only about 37% of people suffering receive treatment and this is usually in the form of harmful, addictive medications.
What’s The Cause
Because there are so many different forms of anxiety disorders, the cause and development is complex and includes primarily genetics, hormonal imbalances and brain chemistry.
However, life events, trauma and life-style are all contributing factors.
Anxiety And Depression
It’s important to note that people with anxiety, also suffer from depression and vice versa. In fact, it’s about 50% of the time – if you have one, you have the other.
Different Forms Of Anxiety
Okay, so let me quickly cover the 6 primary forms of anxiety and some important statistics. See which one you identify with the most…
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
GAD affects 7 million adults, or 3% of the U.S. population, yet only 43% receive treatment.
Panic Disorder (PD)
PD have similar stats to GAD, affecting almost 6.5 million adults, or 2.7% of the U.S. population.
Again, women are twice as likely to be affected as men.
Social Anxiety Disorder
SAD affects 15 million adults, or about 7% of the U.S. population, so this is a big one.
SAD is equally common among men and women and typically begins around age 13… Right around puberty, when all the hormones begin to change
I was surprised to find out that Specific phobias affect almost 20 million adults, or 9% of the U.S. population. I had no idea it was so high.
Once again, women are twice as likely to be affected as men.
Symptoms typically begin in childhood; the average age-of-onset is 7 years old.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD affects almost 8 million adults, or 4% of the U.S. population.
Unfortunately, rape is the most likely trigger of PTSD: 65% of men and 46% of women who are raped will develop the disorder.
Childhood sexual abuse is a strong predictor of lifetime likelihood for developing PTSD.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
And finally we have OCD, which affects about 2 million adults, or 1.0% of the U.S. population.
OCD is equally common among men and women.
The average age of onset is 19, with 25% of cases occurring by age 13 – again, around the time of puberty and hormonal changes.
There are lots of treatments.
Of course, we’ve all heard of prescription drugs and I’m sure you know someone who has taken an anti-anxiety or antidepressant. Maybe even yourself.
Unfortunately, 95% of the time, these drugs are incorrectly prescribed. Resulting in more problems later, including addiction.
I think therapy is great. Of course, it takes time — many weeks, months and even years. So, you need to be patient.
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