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Anxiety, the Modern Epidemic

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Have you felt anxious? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately 40 million American adults — roughly 18% of the population — have an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

“Anxiety disorders are very real and serious medical disorders.They’re just as real as any physical disorder like heart disease and diabetes.You’ll hear a lot of people tell you that you just need to think positive andrelax but most of the time they don’t know what they’re talking about…”

The term “anxiety disorder” is used to refer to apsychiatric disorder such as generalizedanxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobiaand specific phobias.

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