Anxiety: Everything from fast facts to getting help
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is future-oriented - focused on anticipation of future events. Anxiety and fear are different: fear is an emotional response to a real or perceived imminent threat.
Types of anxiety include general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
Anxiety can can take a physical toll on you and your relationships. It manifests itself in different ways for different people, through motor tension, autonomic hyperactivity, and/or hypervigilance.
Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S. - 40% of adults and 10% of adolescents are living with it.
Treating and Preventing Anxiety
Anxiety is highly treatable through a variety of interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness meditation, and exposure therapy.
Focusing on your breathing to find a place of calm can help minimize anxious sensations.
Maintaining healthy and regular sleep patterns can help prevent anxious episodes.
Talking to your general physician is a great way to learn more about how you are feeling and options around managing your mental wellness.
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