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The Defining feature of Social Anxiety disorder, also called Social phobia, is intense anxiety or fear of being judge, negatively evaluate, or rejected in social or performance situation. People with Social Anxiety disorder may worry about acting or appearing visibly anxious, or being viewed as stupid, awkward, or boring. As a result, they often avoid social or performance situations, and when situation cannot be avoid, they experience significant anxiety and distress. Many people with Social Anxiety disorder also experience strong physical symptoms, such as rapid heart rate, nausea, and sweating, and may experience full-blown attacks when confronting fear situation. Although they recognize that their fear is excessive and unreasonable, people with Social Anxiety disorder often feel powerless against their anxiety. Social Anxiety disorder affects approximately 15 million American adults and is the second most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder following specific phobia. The average age of onset for Social Anxiety disorder is during the teenage years. Although individuals diagnosed with Social Anxiety disorder commonly report extreme shyness in childhood, it is important to note that this disorder is not simply shyness. Read about the difference. Social Anxiety disorder can wreak havoc on the lives of those who suffer from it. For example, individuals may decline job opportunities that require frequent interaction with new people or avoid going out to eat with friends due to fear that their hands will shake when eating or drinking. Symptoms may be so extreme that they disrupt daily life and can interfere significantly with daily routines, occupational performance, or social life, making it difficult to complete school, interview and get a job, and have friendships and romantic relationships. People with Social Anxiety disorder are also at increased risk for developing major depressive disorder and alcohol use disorders. Despite the availability of effective treatments, fewer than 5 % of people with Social Anxiety disorder seek treatment in the year following initial onset and more than a third of people report symptoms for 10 or more years BEFORE seeking help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sep 09 2020 aug 26 2020 Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. Perhaps person has watched scary move, or seen something upsetting on TV. Or, more ominous, perhaps person has experienced or witnessed a crime. Anyone might get anxious in these situations, but a person with Anxiety Disorder has persistent or recurrent anxiety that prevents him or her from full participation in life. Anxiety can range from relatively mild to severe. Severe Anxiety Disorders can lead a person to alter his lifestyle to accommodate anxiety, for example not leaving home. More yes. There are many medications that have FDA approval to treat Anxiety Disorders. Several members of the benzodiazepine class are routinely use to provide relief from anxiety. These minor tranquillizers are safe and effective, but should be used for short-term relief. They have many side effects, including drowsiness, and can be habit forming at higher doses. People taking these medications should not use heavy machinery or drive until they understand how medication might affect them. Antidepressants are widely used to treat Anxiety Disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, agoraphobia and Social Anxiety Disorder. The most commonly prescribed medications are from the selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitor class. They are generally effective and have few side-effects, although they do not provide immediate relief.

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Did You Know?

| How common is anxiety? | Worldwide Anxiety statistics | Anxiety statistics in US | Anxiety statistics by sex | Anxiety statistics by age | Anxiety statistics by education level | cause, risks, and treatments | FAQs | Research all of US have felt anxiety one time or another, whether it be before big test or public speaking. However, some people experience anxiety more than others. Disproportionate amounts of anxiety can sometimes be caused by underlying issue, most commonly, anxiety disorder. In this article, we will discuss symptoms, causes, prevalence, and treatments for those managing anxiety.


Best Life: Helping kids with anxiety

When children do not outgrow fears and worries that are typical in young children, or when there are so many fears and worries that they interfere with school, home, or play activities, child may be diagnosed with anxiety disorder. Examples of different types of anxiety disorders include being very afraid when away from parents, having extreme fear of specific things or situation, such as dogs, insects, or going to the doctor, being very afraid of school and other places where there are people being very worried about the future and about bad things happening having repeat episodes of sudden, unexpected, intense fear that come with symptoms like heart pounding, having trouble breathing, or feeling dizzy, shaky, or sweaty anxiety may present as fear or worry, but can also make children irritable and angry. Anxiety symptoms can also include trouble sleeping, as well as physical symptoms like fatigue, headaches, or stomachaches. Some anxious children keep their worries to themselves and, thus, symptoms can be miss. Related conditions include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Facts

National prevalence data indicate that nearly 40 million people in the United States experience Anxiety Disorder in any given year. Approximately 8 % of children and teenagers experience Anxiety Disorder with most people developing symptoms before age 21. Only about one-third of those suffering from Anxiety Disorder receive treatment, even though disorders are highly treatable. In addition, according to the World Health Organization, 1 in 13 people globally suffers from anxiety. WHO reports that anxiety disorders are the most common Mental disorders worldwide with Specific Phobia, major Depressive Disorder and social Phobia being the most common Anxiety disorders. Read this important and helpful article What is anxiety? From our partner Anxiety.

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284 million people

Recent reports outbreaks and fatalities of COVID-19 Disease may impact mental health by elevating anxiety worldwide. COVID-19 is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. A quick query on Google For COVID-19 returns well over half a billion results. Before the emergence of COVID-19, Anxiety Disorders already ranked as one of the most common Mental Health problems globally. According to University of Oxford Research, Anxiety Disorders, most widespread of Mental Health Disorders, impact an estimated 284 million people in 2017 worldwide. In the US alone, anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Environmental factors that may increase the risk of Anxiety Disorders include early childhood trauma and life experiences. There may be a genetic component to Anxiety Disorders. A research study published in Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience in 2015, attributed 30 to 50 percent to heritability for Anxiety Disorders. The Neuroanatomy of fear involves many regions of the brain, including the amygdala, ventromedial hypothalamus, hippocampus, nucleus accumbens, BNST, inframlimic cortex, insular cortex, and other brain regions based on various Neuroscience research with animal models. The amygdala, almond-shaped set of neurons in the medial temporal lobe, is part of the limbic system. IT is a neural network that mediates emotional learning and behavior. IT plays a major role in mediating fear and other emotions. Anxiety Disorders impact children and adults and may be manifested by excessive fear and avoidance. Examples of Anxiety Disorders include panic Disorder, generalize Anxiety Disorder, substance or medication-induced Anxiety Disorder, separation Anxiety Disorder, social Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorder due to medical condition, specific phobia, agoraphobia, and selective mutism, according to the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by American Psychiatric Association. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and obsessive-compulsive Disorder are closely related to Anxiety Disorders but have different DSM-5 categories. According to Mayo Clinic, common symptoms of anxiety include sleep issues, challenges on thinking or focusing on topics other than what is triggering worrying, sweating, trembling, restlessness, tension, nervousness, hyperventilation, challenges controlling worrying, avoiding anxiety triggers, increased heart rate, gastrointestinal issues, and sense of impending doom, danger or panic. To manage normal anxiety, there are many steps that people can take, such as getting adequate sleep, proper nutrition, and regular exercise. Make time for fun and relaxation, such as hobbies, meditation, yoga, or even listening to music to redirect the mind and calm body. Above all, it is important to identify what is triggering feelings of apprehension and create a plan. If COVID-19 is elevating anxiety, create a plan, do not panic. Practice good hygiene by washing hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap, avoiding touching your face with hands, covering coughs with elbow or tissue, and staying at home if sick. Stock supplies in case of a 14-day or longer quarantine. Get Seasonal flu shot. Postpone nonessential travel, especially to areas with active outbreaks.


What is mental illness?

970 million people worldwide have Mental Health or Substance Abuse disorder. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the world, affecting 284 million people. Globally, mental illnesses affect more females than males. Major depression, anxiety, alcohol use Disorders, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, and dysthymia were identified as leading causes of disability in the US. The mortality rate of those with Mental Disorders is significantly higher than the general population, with a median life expectancy loss of 10. 1 years. It is estimated mental disorders are attributable to 14. 3 % of deaths worldwide, or approximately 8 million deaths each year.


Anxiety Disorder Statistics in the United States

Generalize Anxiety Disorder is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about everything. People may anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Individuals with GAD find it difficult to control their worry. They may worry more than seem warrant about actual events or may expect the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern. 2. Agoraphobia. Technically, this is defined by intense fear and anxiety of any place or situation where escape might be difficult. Agoraphobia involves avoidance of situations such as being alone outside of home; traveling by car, bus, or airplane; or being in crowded area. You may think of it as people WHO are afraid to leave their houses. 3. Panic Disorder. People WHO experience spontaneous, seemingly out-of-blue panic attacks and are very preoccupied with fear of recurring attack. Panic attacks occur unexpectedly, sometimes even when waking up from sleep. Its not like youre necessarily thinking about something specific and worry spirals into panic attack. 4. Phobias are strong, irrational fear reactions in presence or anticipation of a specific object, place, or situation. Fear of heights is an example. 5. Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety refers to excessive fear or worries about Separation from home or someone very close to you. 6. Social Anxiety Disorder is a condition characterized by intense anxiety related to fear of being judge, negatively evaluate, or rejected in social or performance situation is also know as social Anxiety Disorder.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Table

Yes NoDo you experience excessive worry?
Yes NoIs your worry excessive in intensity, frequency, or amount of distress it causes?
Yes NoDo you find it difficult to control the worry (or stop worrying) once it starts?
Yes NoDo you worry excessively or uncontrollably about minor things such as being late for an appointment, minor repairs, homework, etc.?

Generalize Anxiety Disorder is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about a number of different things. People with GAD may anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Individuals with GAD find it difficult to control their worry. They may worry more than seem warrant about actual events or may expect the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern. GAD is diagnosed when a person finds it difficult to control worry on more days than not for at least six months and has three or more symptoms. This differentiates GAD from worry that may be specific to set stressor or for more limited period of time. GAD affect 6. 8 million adults, or 3. 1 % of the US population, in any given year. Women are twice as likely to be affect. Disorder come on gradually and can begin across the life cycle, though risk is highest between childhood and middle age. Although the exact cause of GAD is unknown, there is evidence that biological factors, family background, and life experiences, particularly stressful ones, play a role. Sometimes just thinking of getting through the day produces anxiety. People with GAD do know how to stop the worry cycle and feel it is beyond their control, even though they usually realize that their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants. All anxiety disorders may relate to difficulty tolerating uncertainty and therefore, many people with GAD try to plan or control situations. Many people believe worry prevents bad things from happening, so they think it is risky to give up worry. At times, people can struggle with physical symptoms such as stomachaches and headaches. When their anxiety level is mild to moderate or with treatment, people with GAD can function socially, have full and meaningful lives, and be gainfully employ. Many with GAD may avoid situations because they have disorder or they may not take advantage of opportunities due to their worry. Some people can have difficulty carrying out the simplest daily activities when their anxiety is severe.

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