Worldwide, Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 300 million in the world and 40 million people in the US suffer from some type of anxiety disorder.
The five major types of anxiety disorders include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder (or social phobia), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
While anxiety is a normal occurrence in our lives if a certain situation or problem triggers it, it becomes a disorder when it is irrational and excessive when the situation does not even call for it.
Anxiety disorders interfere with your daily interactions, relationships with other people, and your overall ability to lead a normal life.
Most people have some type of anxiety disorder without even realizing it or what it specifically is. Studies also show that this lack of awareness prevents people with anxiety disorders from receiving proper treatment.
Don’t stay in the dark and read this list of 5 signs you have an anxiety disorder without knowing it.