How common is anxiety?


Anxiety is a very common mental health condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 275 million people worldwide suffer from anxiety disorders. In the United States, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting around 40 million adults or about 18% of the population every year.

Anxiety can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. It can also occur alongside other mental health conditions, such as depression or substance use disorder. It’s important to seek professional help if you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, as there are effective treatments available to help manage and alleviate symptoms.

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