Struggling with anxiety is one of the most common of all mental health issues. Anxiety disorders include Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Generalized Anxiety, and Separation Anxiety. About 1 in 5 US adults will live with a diagnosable anxiety disorder within a given year; the number is about 1 in 4 for children. Anxiety can interfere with a person’s ability to do the things they most want in life, whether it’s making more friends, dating, becoming more active, being independent, or simply living a life free of constant worry.
Without treatment, anxiety disorders can last many years; even lifetimes. Thankfully, however, a lifetime of struggling with anxiety is not necessary. This class of disorders has some of the most effective psychological treatments available. Exposure-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has consistently shown to be the gold standard in treatments for anxiety disorders in general, often just as effective as treatment with psychiatric medications alone.
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