Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders in America, with anxiety attacking about 18 percent of the population every year. But its commonness doesn’t mean it’s any easier to deal with than another health condition. In fact, its symptoms and causes are difficult to identify, resulting in many people not receiving the care they need to become well. If you suspect you or a loved one suffers from anxiety, get help today.
If you or a loved one suffers from depression, there may be some comfort in knowing you’re not alone, and you’re not any different than the more than 17 million American adults who experience its symptoms every year. Finding a common bond – in symptoms and understanding that mental health disorders aren’t a death sentence – can be a source of strength. Managing depression requires knowledge, resources, and a commitment to finding treatment appropriate for your symptoms.
Mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety, describes a wide variety of mental health issues — disorders affecting thinking, mood, and behavior. Examples of mental disorders include schizophrenia, addictive behaviors, and eating disorders. Many people experience mental health concerns occasionally. But a mental health “concern” morphs into a mental illness when persistent symptoms and signs create recurrent stress and affect a person’s ability to function. Studies have linked anxiety, depression, and other disorders to genetics.