Anxiety Disorders

By: Kirstin Porte

Basic Information

An anxiety disorder is characterized by feeling of anxiety and fear that interfere with daily living.

About 40 million adults in America suffer from anxiety disorders. Usually anxiety disorders last about 6 months. However, the disorder can last longer if not treated. Often, people who struggle with physical illnesses, alcohol or substance abuse, will also have an anxiety disorder. Research is in progress and scientists are discovering many new treatments for people with anxiety disorders.