Teen Anxiety

Facts & Statistics

-Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year

-Those who suffer from anxiety are prone to suffering from depression simultaneously.

-Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.

-Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

-Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S

-People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.

- Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder

-Despite its high level of treatability through therapy and/or medication, 2/3 of adults with anxiety do not receive treatment.

-Teenagers with anxiety receive treatment even less frequently – only 1 in 5 teen sufferers do.

-Statistically, women are more commonly afflicted by anxiety disorders than men.



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