When Does Too Much Anxiety Become a Mental Health Disorder?

September 29, 2010

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ — The Anxiety Disorder Association of America recently explained that: Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults, and they are one of the most common mental health problems on college campuses. Of the 40 million adults in the U.S. who suffer from an anxiety disorder, 75 percent of them experienced their first episode by age 22. Only about one-third of all those suffering receive treatment, even though these disorders are highly treatable.

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When anxiety interferes with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder. This term refers to generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) and specific phobias. Read more…

Biology of Mental Illness:

Scientists are discovering that anxiety disorders have a biological basis, much like allergies, diabetes or other disorders, and they likely develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality and life events. Read more…

Autism and Children:

Amy Shymansky, director of operations for Skill Sprout, a local provider of professional services along the autism spectrum, said, “It’s very rewarding to work with children and play a key role in increasing new skills for them and decreasing problematic behavior.” Read more…

Addiction is Not a Disease:

It is that belief-based on falsehood–that is primarily responsible for the stagnation that has existed for the past seventy years or so in the treatment of alcohol-ism and addiction. Read more…

Neurofeedback – Conditioning Your Brainwaves:

Neurofeedback is a way of using the brain’s ability to change its functioning to improve symptoms in children and adults. Read more…

Mental Health and MediaPlanet:

On Wednesday, September 29th, MediaPlanet published one of the largest Mental Health reports distributed to millions of Americans. By partnering with Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Asperger Autism Publishing Company, Edward Hospital & Health Services, EEG Group, Focus Healthcare of Tennessee , International OCD Foundation, Little City Foundation, Menninger Clinic, National Center for PTSD, Passages Malibu, and Skill Sprout, MediaPlanet was able to spread their message of awareness about mental health disorders to the mass public.

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