What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the United States, affecting 40 million adults according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, less than half of those suffering ever seek treatment.
It’s normal to experience occasional anxiety, and most people do at one point or another. But when you experience disabling anxiety that interferes with your daily activities, you might have an anxiety disorder. It can be persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming, but we can help.
Anxiety disorder can include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, and phobias. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are closely related to anxiety disorders, and and some people can experience these and anxiety at the same time.
Anxiety disorders come on gradually and can begin at any time. When anxiety is mild, people with anxiety can participate in everyday life, although they might avoid certain situations. When anxiety is severe, people might have difficulty carrying out the basics of daily life. Keystone Treatment provides training on many skills that can help you overcome anxiety and get back to life.