If you feel tension or dread that is not tied to a real danger, you may be experiencing anxiety. Feeling anxious does not mean you have anxiety—many people have moments where they feel anxious without having anxiety as a medical condition. When anxiety is a mental disorder, it is more persistent, affects daily life, and meets other standards defined by medical professionals. Anxiety disorders have a variety of causes. They are among the most common mental disorders in the United States, affecting millions of Americans.
Common anxiety disorders include panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Anxiety disorders should be diagnosed by medical professionals. Anxiety is also often a symptom in other types...Read more