Everyone worries or feels nervous from time to time. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressful situations. But for people with anxiety disorders, those fears and worries aren’t temporary. Their anxiety persists, and can even get worse over time.
Anxiety disorders can severely impair a person’s ability to function at work, school, and in social situations. Anxiety can also interfere with a person’s relationships with family members and friends. Fortunately, though, there are effective treatments for anxiety.
In some cases, medications have a role in treating anxiety disorders. Yet research shows behavioral treatment is a highly effective treatment for most people with an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders are common in both adults and children. About 18% of US adults and 25% of US adolescents age 13 to 18 will experience anxiety, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. About 4% of adults, and nearly 6% of teens, have anxiety disorders classified as severe.
There are several major types of anxiety disorders:
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