Anxiety

By: Santiago Checa

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of worry and nervousness. Usually about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

Anxiety Facts

  • Most common mental illness in the United States.
  • Anxiety disorders affect 1/8 children.
  • Affects 40 million adults in the United States. 18% of the population.
  • 2/3 of adults with Anxiety do not receive treatment.
  • Women are more affected by Anxiety than men.

Anxiety Types

Some types: social phobias generalised anxiety disorder specific phobias, panic disorders, agoraphobia, and seperation anxiety disorder, etc.

Anxiety Signs and Symptoms

Some physical symptoms: shortness in breath, shaking, naseua, headache, rapid heartbeat, dizy spells and more.

Symptoms: include-tense, restless, sensitive to criticism, witdrawn and distracted.