Anxiety Disorder

Emily Albaugh

Anxiety Disorder is overwhelming distress that interferes with a person's normal life.

About 40 million adults (18%) are affected by anxiety.
Anxiety results from many risk factors including: genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.  

Symptoms:

  • Feelings of panic/fear
  • Problems sleeping
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Dizziness

Treatment:

You can receive treatments by visiting you family doctor who then can refer you to a specialist or psychologist.
- Medication for symptoms
- Psychotherapy (counseling)
- Diet/lifestyle changes
- Relaxation therapy

Resources:

www.nihmh.nih.org
www.webmd.com
www.adaa.org

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