More Than Just Stress
How to Help and when to find help
What is it/ Signs and Symptoms
The term "anxiety disorder" refers to GAD, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, and social phobias.
If you notice excessive, irrational fear and dread, which lasts at least six months, you or a friend may have anxiety. This can get worse if not treated. Anxiety usually comes with other mental or physical illness (including alcohol and/or substance abuse), which will make symptoms less visible at times or even make them worse.
Physical symptoms include: trembling, twitching, or shaking; soreness; and feeling extremely tired.
Behavioral symptoms include: restlessness; feeling on edge; and feeling angry or irritable.
-is the most common mental illness in the United States
-affects 40 million adults in the US who are eighteen and older (18% of the US population)
-affects women twice as often as men
-sufferers only receive treatment 1/3 of the time
-occurs in half of those also diagnosed with depression
How to help a friend or yourself
Where to Find Help
St. Joe's Mental Services
Your Family Doctor
Gordon Systems Inc.
A Mental Health Professional (Like a Therapist)
Telephone Counseling Hotline (315)-251-0600