(PRWEB) February 6, 2005
What is Anxiety Disorder? Put simply, anxiety disorders are conditions which make our physical body react inappropriately to normal fear inducing stimuli.
They are caused mostly by repeated over-stimulation of the system in our body which helps us to react when we feel threatened in some way. This repeated stimulation resets our 'benchmark' for normal anxiety levels in a small organ in the brain called the Amygdala. Even in anxiety disorders, the Amygdala reacts with, what it believes to be, normal levels of anxiety.
By over-stimulating this system, the body and mind creates anxious habits that can escalate into anxiety and panic disorders such as:
- Social Anxiety
- Situational Anxiety
- OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
- PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
- Panic Attacks.
In the US, it is estimated that 1 in 4 people suffer from an anxiety disorder at some time during their life so you are not alone...
That is just under 20 million people.
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The following chart shows anxiety's prevalence in adults in one year in the US.
Anxiety Disorders Percent Population Estimate* (Millions)
Any Anxiety Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Based on 7/1/98 U.S. Census resident population estimate of 143.3 million, age 18-54
Anxiety disorder is a debilitating and scary condition which causes its sufferers to retreat and hide both physically and emotionally.
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