The Negative Effects Of Anxiety

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Everybody has felt anxiety at some point in their life. Whether it is taking a test or expressing their feelings for someone else, everyone gets nervous for some reason. Some people get more nervous than others and sometimes that nervous feeling never goes away. Having an anxiety disorder causes a person to feel nervous or scared, even if there is no reason to be. There is a constant fear that something bad or humiliating is about to happen. Anxiety can affect anyone no matter the age group, from young children to grandparents. It affects society as a whole because people may not know the signs that they have anxiety. In school students are not taught about mental illnesses like anxiety and depression until they reach high school. Anxiety can affect the way people interact with their family and peers. In this paper, I will argue why anxiety and mental health problems are a global issue, the…show more content…
Upcoming college freshman have had the lowest emotional health in 25 years and a U.S. Psychologist claims, “The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s.”3 If left untreated in teens it can cause them to have repeated school absences or inability to finish school, impaired relationships with pairs, and drug or alcohol use. The first signs of depression, panic disorders, and anxiety usually start in the late teens or early twenties. Anxiety can affect anyone no matter the age, a volunteer at the charity Anxiety UK said bitterly “It's stopped me from living what I feel is a normal life, doing things like having relationships, perhaps getting married, having children, having a career, ”2. If anxiety becomes extreme enough it can be a debilitating, life-altering

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