Anxiety Research Paper

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Anxiety is an uprising problem affecting many americans. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. There are seven main anxiety disorders. These disorders involve more than a short time span of worry or fear. Anxiety does not go away and can progress over time, it can also interfere with daily activities. Some disorders appear to be caused by an interaction of biopsychosocial factors including genetic vulnerability, which interact with stressful situations, or trauma to produce clinically significant syndromes.
Anxiety disorders affect 40 million people in the united states. It's the most common group of mental illness in the country. Although it's such
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The fear is out of proportion to the actual situation and lasts generally six months or more and causes problems in functioning. A person with agoraphobia experiences this fear in two or more of the following situations. Using public transportation, being in open spaces, being in enclosed places, standing in line or being in a crowd and being outside the home alone. The individual actively avoids the situation, the person may require a companion or endures intense fear or anxiety. Untreated agoraphobia can become so serious that a person may be unable to leave the house. A person can only be diagnosed with agoraphobia if the fear is intensely upsetting, or if it significantly interferes with normal daily…show more content…
affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1 percent of the population every year. Anxiety orders are very treatable however only 36.9 percent of those suffering receive treatment. In any given year the estimated percent of U.S. adults with various anxiety disorders are; 7-9 percent specific phobia; 7 percent social anxiety, 2-3 percent panic disorder; 2 percent agoraphobia, 2 percent generalized anxiety; and 1-2 percent separation anxiety. People with anxiety are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders . The causes of anxiety are currently unknown but likely involve a combination of factors including genetic, environmental, psychological, and development. Treating a person with anxiety depends on the anxiety and individual performances, often treatments will consist of a combination of psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, and
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