Anxiety is normal. This is our mind and body’s reaction to stress, which can be very helpful, such as in situations of danger.
But when does anxiety stop being normal and become a disorder? When the level of anxiety or fear becomes excessive and interferes with normal functioning, there may be an anxiety disorder. These are very common disorders, affecting at least 30% of the population at some time in their lives.
There are several types of anxiety conditions including:
Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for anxiety including a variety of psychotherapy techniques as well as many medications.