Interesting Anxiety Disorder Facts

Things to think about.

Guess what? You are not alone:

In a given year, nearly 20% of adults in the United States experience an anxiety disorder.

One in four adolescents ages 13-18 will experience an anxiety disorder at some point.

In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem that people experience.

Risk Factors:

  • Being shy or behavioral inhibited as a child
  • Being female
  • Few economic resources
  • Being divorced or widowed
  • Being exposed to stressful life events
  • Having close biological relatives with anxiety disorders
  • Being depressed (nearly 50% of those diagnosed with depression also have an anxiety disorder)


Despite there being some excellent treatments, only around one-third of people with an anxiety disorder receive treatment.

Anxiety disorders cost the United States $42 billion dollars per year, more than half of that for people seeking medical care for their anxiety symptoms.


The National Institute for Mental Health

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America


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