All About Anxiety
“It's a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety. But you may experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. If it’s an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it can be disabling. When anxiety interferes with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder.”
This definition is cited from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. If you want to learn more of the basic facts about what exactly defines an anxiety disorder, their website is extremely helpful. They offer research about anxiety and its implications, resources for support, and direct links to find therapy and help in your area.
Did you know that Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the US? Scott Stassel of The Atlantic Magazine published a personal account of living with anxiety. It’s heartfelt, in-depth and comprehensive. Check it out here!