Anxiety And Depression : A Public Health Issue

949 Words Aug 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
An important but rarely discussed problem, anxiety, is a public health issue that impacts a large population in the United States with different level of severities. Anxiety is a feeling of stress or abnormal emotion that can cause several types of anxiety disorders. According to the statistics of Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, which affect nearing 18 percent of the U.S.’s total population. This mental illness can affect one person’s general mental ability, which is the ability to understand the significance of his or her behaviors, in normal life. Most people develop anxiety through the feeling of panic, fear, and uneasiness in their life, especially on homeless young adults. Generally speaking, the cause of anxiety can vary. Homeless young adults who are impacted by anxiety issues can suffer from both physical illnesses and psychological social disorders. Although the causality of anxiety issues can vary, the common characteristic for the group to develop with anxiety is that they all suffered from a significantly stressful life event which made them more vulnerable in the community in many ways such as experiencing anti-social behavior and mental illnesses.
Several studies on mental health problem have examined the impact of anxiety on homeless young adults. One of the recent studies indicate that, in general, the rates for major psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, are…
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