What is Anxiety?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 18.1% of adults in the United States (about 43.7 million people) had an anxiety disorder in the past year. This includes generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and specific phobias. The prevalence of anxiety disorders is similar among men and women, but the prevalence of specific phobias is higher among women. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, but only about 36.9% of people with anxiety disorders receive treatment.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders globally, with an estimated 4.1% of the world's population experiencing an anxiety disorder in any given year. This would equate to approximately 284 million people.
Anxiety is basically worry that never stops. Its symptoms can be severe or mild, and include emotional, physical, and/or psychological manifestations. Here are some of the symptoms and possible causes of anxiety.