Teen Anxiety

Abigail Pace

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

What's the cause of Anxiety disorder?

Like other brain illnesses, Anxiety may be caused by problems in the functioning of brain circuits that regulate fear and other emotions.

Quick Facts&Stats

  • Anxiety disorders affect 1/8 children
  • Anxiety is the most common illness in the U.S.
  • Anxiety affects 40 million adults in the U.S.
  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about 1/3 of those suffering receive treatment
  • Anxiety disorder costs the U.S. more than $42 billion a year
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Symptoms:

shortness of breath, shaking, nausea, headache, rapid heart beat, dizzy spells, tense, restlessness, sensitive to criticism, withdrawn, distracted, feelings of uneasiness or fear, problems sleeping, dry mouth, sweaty palms, etc.

Types can include:

Social phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, Panic Disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety disorder, Etc.

How do I get help?

Treatment usually includes counseling or medication.