It is estimated that more than 19 million adult Americans ages 18-54 have anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are real, serious and treatable conditions. It is part of the body's "fight or flight" response. This prepares us to act quickly in the face of danger. However, if common everyday events bring on severe and persistent anxiety or panic that interferes with life, you may have an anxiety disorder. Symptoms may include: worry, fear, dread, avoidance of places or situations, panic attacks, repetitive behaviors.
Effective treatments are available. Usually cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication, or a combination of counseling and medication are used. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America up to 90 percent of people who obtain proper care from will recover and go on to live full and productive lives.
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While beginning counseling is a major step, it is a sign of strength. Today many individuals, couples and families are entering counseling to improve their quality of life.