Teen Anxiety

By: Alan Xie

What is Teen Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress that can be caused by tests, going on a date, public speaking, and competitions. Anxiety can be a good thing and a bad thing, depending on how much of it you are experiencing. A little can help you study harder for a test, but when there is so much anxiety that it prevents you from going out with people you care about such as friends or family, you need to release that anxiety.

What Are Some Signs of Anxiety?

  • Feeling anxious, worried, or afraid without reason
  • Worry too much about everyday things
  • Always check whether or not you did something right
  • You get very panicky about not functioning correctly in certain situations

Statistics about Anxiety

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US
  • Anxiety affects around 18% of the population
  • Anxiety disorders cost the US more than $42 billion dollars a year
  • People who suffer from anxiety disorder may also suffer from depression and vice versa