Anyone who lives with anxiety, no matter the severity, knows first hand just how difficult it can make life – racing thoughts, constant worry, and an overwhelming sense of dread.
Though it’s possible to experience anxiety from a single situation, it is usually a symptom accompanying any of these four anxiety disorders:
Those disorders are:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Specific Phobias
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Despite the fact these disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the country, only 1/3 of those suffering seek help. This can be a direct result of several factors, including the stigmatization of mental illness, a busy schedule, lack of motivation, or lack of funds.