Anxiety disorders are the most common emotional disorder, affecting 19% of Americans annually. Anxiety disorders include Panic Disorder, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
While times of nervousness can function as a callto-action, for the person with anxiety disorders, the symptoms often come for no apparent reason and do not go away. If left untreated, anxiety disorders can be so debilitating as to propel people to go to great lengths to avoid the source of their dread. People with anxiety disorders usually find that their personal relationships, job performance and quality of life suffer as a result of their anxiety.
Effective treatments for anxiety disorders are available.