Anxiety disorders are common and often accompany depression in adults. It manifests itself as repeated worries and concerns about the future. If untreated, anxiety disorders can lead to, or worsen existing depression. Children and teenagers may express anxiety in a variety of ways: through physical complaints, such as headaches and upset stomach; irritability and tantrums; or by becoming “clingy” or refusing to go to school. Forms of anxiety include phobias, separation anxiety, social phobia, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Did you know…
that anxiety is the most common mental illness in America? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety affects 18 percent of the adult population in the U.S. However, of the 40 million adults over age 18 suffering with anxiety, only about 13 million are actively seeking treatment or being treated for the disorder.