Anxiety And Anxiety Of Anxiety

1841 Words Dec 8th, 2014 8 Pages
Justin Colon-Gerhart
Professor Peter Stern
Psych 100 Section 50
23 November 2014
Anxiety Title Anxiety has become the most common word uttered in modern medical studies today. What was once an unknown phrase, has evolved into a versatile word used for describing abnormal behavior throughout a multitude of scenarios. A phrase that encompasses some of the most common and “popular” medical disorders in modern society, including but not limited to, social anxiety disorders, panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, and a number of phobias. According the Anxiety And Depression Association of America’s official website, “An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorder”. In addition to this, anxiety affects people of all forms, regardless of age, race, and gender. For example, anxiety disorders such as, “Strange Anxiety” can be found infant children and “Social Anxiety Disorder” in teenagers, adults, and the elderly. The severity and effect that anxiety has on these individuals could not possibly be ignored or discredited. The growth in what is known about anxiety is without a doubt a direct result of its severity. Though our knowledge of the subject has grown immensely from what it once was, anxiety is not as well treated as it should be, as stated by the Anxiety And Depression Association of America states on its official website, “Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly…

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