Anxiety

Did you know that 40 million American adults live with anxiety disorders each year?

18% of American adults are affected by an anxiety disorder such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and specific phobias each year. Tweet >

Anxiety disorders can become so severe that normal life and relationships become impaired. There are many types of anxiety disorders with their own unique sets of symptoms. Some of these disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia (or social anxiety disorder), specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an exaggerated anxiety and tension that persists for months on end and affects approximately 6.8 million Americans. GAD causes people to anticipate catastrophe and worry excessively about many things, from overarching concerns such as health, money or work to more routine concerns such as car repairs or appointments. Worries can be accompanied by physical symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, muscle tension and aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, and hot flashes. The disorder usually develops gradually and may begin anytime during life, although the risk is highest between childhood and middle age.

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William E. Copeland, Ph.D. of Duke University Medical Center and expert on anxiety disorders and depression
William E. Copeland, Ph.D.
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NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Garret Stuber, Ph.D. of University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine, expert on anxiety disorders and depression
Garret Stuber, Ph.D.
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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member and three-time NARSAD Grantee, Rene Hen, Ph.D. of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Expert on Anxiety and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Rene Hen, Ph.D.
March 08, 2013
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Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., expert on anxiety and stress
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
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NARSAD Grant recipient Dr. Steven R. Laviolette, expert in anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Dr. Steven R. Laviolette
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