Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition, thought to be a combination of biological, psychological and other factors.
Anxiety disorders can affect how people function in their day to day lives, impairing social interactions, family relationships, interaction with coworkers or school life.
An estimated 12% of Canadians are affected by an anxiety disorder each year. Treatments are available and typically include prescription medications or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
The classifications of anxiety disorders fall into separate categories and each have their own set of causes or symptoms. These classifications include:
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Separation Anxiety