Anxiety is a normal reaction to an important event such as a school presentation, business meeting and moving to a new city. However, excessive, continuous anxiety that interferes with your daily life may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders cause people to feel afraid, panicky and startled for no likely reason. If untreated, anxiety disorder can greatly diminish productivity and decrease an individual’s quality of life. Panic disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder are examples of Anxiety Disorders.
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Helpful Links For Anxiety Disorders
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America - A national nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness and improve the lives of people living with anxiety and depression, Anxiety and Depression Association of America is a comprehensive resource for facts and information about a variety of anxiety-related issues as well as treatment options.
- Anxiety.org - Developed by doctors at the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Research Center, Anxiety.org bridges the gap between professionals and consumers by offering a wealth of research-based news and information in a consumer-friendly format.
- The Anxiety Network - The Anxiety Network provides information about panic disorders, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety. News, blog posts by anxiety experts, and information about related issues and how to cope with anxiety are also offered.