What is teen anxiety?
For teens or anyone in general, anxiety is your body's normal response to stress. Things such as tests, public speaking, competitions, and getting results from something can make teens feel anxious. Some teens deal with stressful situations differently than others, which is why some do not struggle with anxiety. Some level of anxiety is good, such as when you are nervous while studying for a test, it will push you to study more so that you can do your very best. However, too much anxiety can become a problem when it distracts your focus.
- Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S.
- 1/3 of the people dealing with anxiety do not receive help.
- Anxiety develops from several risk factors such as genetics, life events, and personality.
- Anxiety disorders are highly treatable.
- 25% of teens deal with anxiety.
- 30% of teen girls deal with anxiety.
- People with anxiety are more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer with anxiety.
- A common reason for anxiety is stress from school or work.
- Anxiety can result in excessive worry or fear.
- Anxiety disorders cost the U.S more than $42 billion annually.