What is anxiety?
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5), anxiety is characterized as excessive fear of a person or threat or anticipation of future threats and related behavioral disturbances. In the United States, anxiety disorders are more common than any other mental health condition, with just over 18% of adults suffering from some type of the disorder, and just around two-thirds of individuals with an eating disorder also suffer from an anxiety disorder.
There are many types of anxiety disorders, with the most common types being:
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
Each type of anxiety has its own set of signs and symptoms; however, these are some common symptoms of an anxiety disorder.