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Anxiety Disorder

Mental Health

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders with the unifying symptom of a persistent worry, fear, and/or distress about non-threatening everyday life occurrences. Anxiety is a normal part of our physiological makeup. Some amount of anxiety is good for us. It helps us perceive dangerous situations, stay alert, and get to safety. However, when anxiety interferes with everyday activities or causes intense fear or distress, then you may be struggling with an anxiety disorder. Symptoms of anxiety disorders include restlessness, irritability, headaches, fatigue, and stomach problems. According to Harvard Medical School, over 30% of all adults in the United States have experienced an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. Further, over 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety. If you are concerned you may have an anxiety disorder, know you are not alone!

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