Teen Anxiety

By Andrew Utesch

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  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S.
  • Only about one third of those who suffer from anxiety disorders receive treatment.
  • Anxiety disorders cost about $42 billion a year in the U.S.
  • Anxiety disorders develop from a complicated set of risk factors that include genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
  • Anxiety disorders affect 25% of teens.

Statistics (cont.)

  • Women are more commonly affected by anxiety disorders than men.
  • Only 1 in 5 teens who suffer from anxiety will pursue help.
  • People who suffer from anxiety are prone to suffer from depression at the same time.
  • Some symptoms of anxiety are constant anger, trouble sleeping and eating, low energy, use of alcohol or drugs, or thoughts of suicide.
  • Anxiety can be treated. GET HELP!
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