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Depression, anxiety, panic, trauma -- these are components of an anxiety disorder. This overview will help you get a better picture of this problem.

What Is Anxiety/Panic?

When worry and fear interfere with normal functioning, it’s an anxiety disorder. Several types of recognized anxiety disorders exist. Read more about them in this overview article.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18% of adults, according to leading specialists in anxiety treatment. This link will take you to a web site with more information.

Causes

Learn about the effects of constant stress on hormones -- and how that leads to anxiety disorder.

Many factors can cause anxiety, including mental conditions as well as external factors like personal finances or marital problems.

Are You at Risk?

Panic attacks may trigger terror -- but they’re common, and they are treatable.

This checklist will help you understand what’s going on.

Speech anxiety is worse for some, but most can overcome it. Get tips on easing pre-speech fears.

Depression can lead to anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and other mental illnesses. This overview explains.

Most doctors don’t recognize or treat anxiety disorders in older people. Here’s what you should know.

Lots of kids are feeling too much pressure these days, even in elementary school. Learn how to keep the stress level reasonable.

Prevention

These strategies will help you cope with life’s stresses.

We all find ways to cope with stress. Here are the most effective ones – and the worst.

Learn to fit relaxation into your stressful life.

Making changes in thought patterns and lifestyle can help ease anxiety. This will help.

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