ABOUT ANXIETY DISORDERS
Understanding generalized anxiety and panic disorders
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. But anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, are different because they involve excessive fear and anxiety. They’re some of the most common mental health disorders and affect more than 25 million Americans.
It’s important to know that there are a variety of treatments that may help people with anxiety disorders lead normal and productive lives.
Managing anxiety disorders is not a journey you have to take alone
As with any illness, the first step to managing anxiety disorders is to talk to a doctor. There are effective treatments for these conditions that are available. These can include learning management techniques through therapy, group therapy, and medication.
Only use anxiety medication as directed by a doctor.