Mental Health

Getting A Grip On Anxiety Disorders

photo of anxious woman in a crowd
There has been an increasing trend in the occurrence of anxiety disorders as over $46 billion or 30% of US expenditures are accounted for psychiatric illnesses annually indicating the prevalence of such conditions. Anxiety disorders are of different categories such as panic disorders, post-traumatic stress syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder and they are more likely to affect women than men. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States. Panic disorders involve symptoms of recurrent episodes of intense fear with physical manifestations of chest pains and heart palpitations, abdominal distress, shortness of breath and dizziness.…