Teen Anxiety

Erin McKillip, yellow layer #1

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Statistics/facts on teen anxiety

-Anxiety disorder are the most common illnesses in the United States.

-Anxiety affects 40 million adults in the U.S. alone.

- Only about 18% of the population who have anxiety disorders get help which causes them to continually get worse

- Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. alone 42 billion annually.

- Depression and anxiety are linked together so someone who has anxiety may get depression or vice-versa.

- Generalized Anxiety Disorder affects 6.8 million adults

- Women are twice as likely to develop an anxiety disorder than men

- Anxiety disorders affect one in eight kids.

- Children with anxiety disorders at such a young age miss out on important events in their lives and get into substance abuse.

- Anxiety disorders are treatable and most can be helped with professional care.

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