Anxiety Facts and Statistics Inside The U.S [Infographic]: An Eye-Catching Numbers to Discover The Most Common Mental Illness.

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OUTSTANDING ANXIETY FACTS AND STATISTICS IN THE U.S :

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States? The following are some interesting anxiety facts and statistics in the U.S  presentend by Salem Moussa Adouni:

  • 40% of adult’s population, 10% of teenagers and 18% of the entire U.S population are affected with anxiety.
  • Turned into numbers, 40 Million adults affected in the U.S. In addition to that, 550 Million is the number of population affected in the world.
  • Although it’s high level of treatability through appropriate medication and therapies, these numbers reflects anxiety relatively low treatments
  • Only 1 per 3 of affected adults received a treatment.
  • Only 1 per 5 teenagers affected received a treatment.
  • 25% of those with anxiety disorders do not seek treatment or use treatments that are inadequate for stopping anxiety.

MORE ANXIETY FACTS AND STATISTICS:

  • 50%: of children that experience anxiety in their youth will go on to develop an anxiety disorder later.
  • $42 Billion: Anxiety disorders cost per yer, almost one-third of the country’s $148 billion total mental health bill.
  • 25%: of non-Hispanic Whites are more likely to experience anxiety than any other ethnic group in the United States by roughly 25% on average.
  • 60%: likelihood of women to develop anxiety in many anxiety disorders categories.
  • Many persons ignore that anxiety affects a person physically as well as mentally. Among physical symptom are: Shortness of Breath, Shaking, Nausea, Headache, Back Pain, Ball in the Throat Sensation, Rapid Heartbeat, Dizzy Spells, Stomach Spasms and more..
  • 550 Million: people around the globe affected with anxiety disorders, representing 7,3% of population worldwide.
  • European Population Affected: 10.4%.
  • U.S Population Among the highest: 18,1%

ANXIETY FACTS AND STATISTICS – ANXIETY DISORDERS BY CATEGORY:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):

6.8 million adults, 3.1% of the U.S. population

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD):

2.2 million, 1.0% of the population

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):

7.7 million, 3.5% of the U.S population

Social Anxiety Disorder:

15 million, 6.8% of the U.S population

Panic Disorder:

6 million, 2.7%6 of the U.S population

Specific Phobias:

19 million, 8.7% of the U.S population

ANXIETY FACTS AND STATISTICS – ANXIETY RISK FACTORS:

Genetics – Brain chemistry – Personality  – Life events are the risk factors that increase the likelihood of a given person to develop an anxiety disorders says salem moussa adouni. In consequence, that means that these parameters are favoring the disorder but anyone can be affected with anxiety as a result of facing one of the anxiety triggers, mentionned below.

ANXIETY FACTS AND STATISTICS – ANXIETY TRIGGERS:

Environmental and External Factors

  • Trauma from events such as abuse, victimization or the death of a loved one
  • Stress in a personal relationship, marriage,friendship and divorce
  • Stress at work, from schoolStress about finances and money
  • Stress from a natural disasterLack of oxygen in high altitude areas

Medical Factors

  • Stress from a serious medical illnessSide effects of medication
  • Symptoms of a medical illnessLack of oxygen from emphysema or pulmonary embolism
  • Stress from a serious medical illnessSide effects of medication

Substances Use and Abuse, Factors

  • Intoxication from an illicit drug, such as cocaine or amphetamines
  • Withdrawal from an illicit drug, such as heroin
  • Withdrawal from prescription drugs like Vicodin,benzodiazepines or barbiturates

 

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