As a 2012 article published by webmd.com points out, “social anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder and the third most common mental disorder in the U.S., after depression and alcohol dependence.” Specific data included in the same article states that “an estimated 19.2 million Americans have social anxiety. The disorder most often surfaces in adolescence or early adulthood, but can occur at any time, including early childhood.” Furthermore, the article indicates that social anxiety disorder “…is more common in women than in men.” According to a 2011 Mayo Clinic staff article supports research studies which believe one possible cause is genetics. These studies explain there are no definitive causes for social anxiety disorder, however, anxiety disorders “tend to run in families.” This evidence leads researchers to the conclusion that this disorder could be “inherited through genes.” Another belief is that this disorder may be related to an imbalance of a br... ... middle of paper ... ...ess: how to conquer social anxieties. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Print.
Everyday we experience anxiety. Normally, it’s the feeling you get right before a test, recital, or an interview, but sometimes and for some people it can be a whole lot worse. It can even result in terrible panic attacks that affect the way they live. Anxiety is defined as a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, worrying,, and fear. Severe anxiety is the most common mental illness and affects 40 million people in the U.S. That’s about 18% of our population.
19 Apr. 2014. "Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)." Anxiety and Depression Association of America (APAA).N.p., n.d. Web.
When anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it becomes a disabling disorder (National Institute of Mental Health, 2009). Each year, anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (National Institute of Mental Health, 2009). There are five major Anxiety Disorders they include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Phobias. Like anxiety, depression can come in many forms but unlike anxiety, it ... ... middle of paper ... ... gain control of their lives again. Works Cited Cassano, P. Fava, M. (2002).