Symptoms And Symptoms Of Anxiety Disorders

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Anxiety Disorder
Many people experience anxiety and nervousness from time to time, typically about a near event, something with an uncertain outcome, problem at work, or making an important decision. It is a normal human emotion and a normal part of life, however, anxiety disorders are not and they are very different. Anxiety disorders are psychiatric disorders which are very serious mental illness. People with anxiety disorders experience overwhelming and constant worry and fear. It often don’t go away and it gets worse with time if the person is not taking any medication or trying other treatment methods. It can interfere with daily functioning of the person’s life, including, work, relationship, and school. Anxiety disorders are very common. In fact, it is the most common in psychiatric disorders in the United States. (National institute of Mental Health, p. 1). According to the National institute of Mental Health study (2012), the prevalence rate of anxiety disorder was found to be 7.3% and 14.6% respectively by using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule. Another study was done by using Composite International Diagnostic Interview, the prevalence rate of anxiety disorder was found to be 17.2 % and 24.9% respectively. After ten years, the National Comorbidity Survey Replication found that the higher rate was 18.1% and 28.8% respectively. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 40 million adults age 18 and older are affected by anxiety disorders. The…
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