19 million adults in the United States suffer from an anxiety disorder. That means that everyone in the United States has a 28% chance that they will develop an anxiety disorder at some point in their life. Anxiety can lead to physical ailments such as hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis. And what’s even more alarming is the average age that someone develops an anxiety disorder is 11 years old!
So what can you do about an anxiety disorder? Anxiety can be treated with psychotherapy, medications, or alternative methods such as massage therapy or acupuncture. A trained professional can help you make decisions about appropriate treatment.
Often people that suffer from anxiety worry that this will affect their ability to be successful. Many public figures have struggled through anxiety and continued to lead meaningful positive lives. Whoopi Goldberg, David Beckham, and Johnny Depp are all people that have publically shared their struggles with anxiety and how they have managed it.
Don’t suffer in silence. Reach out for help for you or a loved one to get through an anxiety disorder.
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