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5 Interesting Facts About Anxiety

Many people today suffer from any type of anxiety and today we would love to give everyone 5 facts about anxiety to better understand what those who have it go through.

1.) There are different kinds of anxiety.

Yes people who have anxiety don't suffer the same way from it, everyone varies as to how they effect from it. The different types of anxiety are:

  • General anxiety disorder (GAD)

  • Panic disorder.

  • Social anxiety disorder.

  • Major depressive disorder.

  • Phobic disorders.

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Separation anxiety disorder.

2.) Anxiety affects 18% of the United States population.

Anxiety is actually very common to be diagnosed with in the USA.

3.) Having anxiety can also affect the physical health upon a person.

There is a mind-body connection which mental health and physical health both cross over to each other. For example, if you are anxious about a presentation...your mind-body connections correlates with each other and thinking about it mentally makes you physically get ill by it.

4.) Anxiety can be hereditary.

If you have noticed someone in your family experiencing anxiety there is a good possibility that you may have it too!

5.) Exercising actually reduces anxiety!

When you exercise for as little as 20 minutes, you can actually feel much calmer than what you were before exercising.

#Anxiety #MentalHealth

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