Anxiety: When Worry Goes Too Far
An anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder in which a person experiences excessive anxiety or worry about things like personal health, work, social interactions, and other routine daily occurrences. It is completely normal to experience anxiety every now and then when you’re facing a difficult challenge or stressful situation, but when your anxiety doesn’t go away or gets worse over time, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. If you experience symptoms of anxiety 6 or more days a month, that also may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health disorder in the United States, with almost 40 million Americans exhibiting symptoms.

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