Anxiety in Everyday Life

Anxiety in Everyday Life

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. For some people, however, anxiety can become unwarranted. While the person suffering may realize it is unwarranted, they may have difficulty controlling it. For most people, anxiety may affect their day-to-day living. There are a wide variety of anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias to name a few. Collectively they are among the most common mental disorders experienced by Americans.

Symptoms of anxiety can be caused by everyday life events that you are unprepared for. For example, starting a new job or school, ending a relationship, moving to a new home, getting married, or having children can cause stress and anxiety. Other examples may include illness or injury to you, friends, family. When certain people have depression, it is common to also experience some forms of anxiety. Symptoms of anxiety may include faster heart rates, skipped heartbeats, rapid breathing, trembling, dizziness, loose stools, frequent need to urinate, dry mouth, and problems swallowing.

About 40 million people in America will experience deficiency due to anxiety this year alone. Only 4 million of the 40 million will receive treatment and only 400,000 will get the appropriate and proper help needed. Research has found that women are 60% more likely than men to have anxiety problems. Statistics show that non-Hispanic African Americans are 20% less likely than Caucasians and 30% less likely than non-Hispanic Caucasians to experience anxiety. The best way to combat this disorder is to get treatment as soon as possible. With the right type of healing methods you can take control of your life and health. You'll find that you have happier and fuller relationships.