Anxiety is an extremely common problem in modern day life. Studies show that a 1950s mental patient experienced LESS anxiety than a regular modern day person. Here are 4 interesting and important things that you should know about anxiety.
Number 1, Anxiety has many forms. Anxiety is not just one general mental illness, it has different types and severeness which means it comes in many forms. This includes but is not limited to
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Number 2, Women are more at risk. According to research, anxiety is much more common in women by twice as much. The reason for this isn’t 100% known but it is speculated that it may be genetic and involve a woman’s different brain chemistry from mens.
Number 3, It gets better. If you only recently started to feel anxious, nervous and not like your usual self, you should know that anxiety does get better over time. You may feel as if you’re never going to be “normal” again which is a common thought among new sufferers. Even so anxiety is a treatable illness and you should still visit your doctor about it. Which brings us to our next point…
Number 4, Anxiety responds well to treatment. Anxiety is treatable, and in some cases, completely curable. Treatment varies between medication and therapy. In younger people, therapy is recommended more because it can reduce long term anxiety and wont have young people reliant on pills.