With the unemployment rate in the United States hovering around 9 percent, it’s a stressful time for many. Those who are unemployed are feeling anxious and stressed as they search for work in a struggling market. But many with jobs are feeling the stress as well. The pressure to keep a job, in addition to everyday work-related stress, can take a total on mental health.
Authors of a new study have found that social anxiety disorder is not just medicalized shyness. Of those youth with the disorder, only a fraction consider themselves shy, and they are not more likely to be getting treatment compared to their peers, questioning the perception that they are receiving unnecessary medications. See Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder.
Holly suffered from generalized anxiety disorder for two decades, but it wasn't until her son experienced similar symptoms that she was diagnosed correctly. See how she lives with her anxiety disorder.
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is proud to announce the release of a new book by ADAA member Blaise Dismer, MSW, available in a limited-time offer on the website for a minimum donation of $10 to the organization.
People often jokingly point to odd habits or tidiness as signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But the truth is OCD is a very real disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans, and there is a big difference between maintaining a morning routine or keeping a clean home and living with the disorder.