Learn More About Anxiety & Depression

What are Anxiety Disorders? 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 13 people globally suffer from some type of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are psychiatric disorders that involve extreme worry or fear. Common anxiety disorders include but are not limited to:

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Agoraphobia and/or Social Anxiety 
  • Selective Mutism
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress & Obsessive Compulsive can also be associated

Common external factors that can affect levels of anxiety and frequency of panic attacks include money and personal finances, career direction and/or work environment, school and educational development, health and wellness, personal relationships with a significant other, friend, or family member, emotional trauma such as loss or death, and/or illicit drug-use. 

Common Signs of Anxiety & Panic Disorders

  • Feeling of being “on-edge” or having a sense of impending panic, danger, or doom 
  • Uncontrollable feelings of worry, doubt, and/or fear
  • Increased irritability and agitation 
  • Difficulties concentrating and staying focused 
  • Difficulties staying present / “in the moment” 
  • Feeling restless
  • Difficulties falling and/or staying asleep 
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased respiratory rate (hyperventilation) 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Shaking and/or trembling of body or extremities