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50 Things to Know About Anxiety Disorders

As a former anxiety sufferer I made it a personal crusade to help others suffering from anxiety symptoms. I know how it feels to toil and have poor quality of life due to anxiety. While anxiety and stress are impossible to eliminate, education can help people how to cope and understand the disorder.

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1. Anxiety is real and it is something that all of us suffer from. It is normal in given situations but can be unheal...

1. Anxiety is real and it is something that all of us suffer from. It is normal in given situations but can be unheal...
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2. You can only cope as there is no real anxiety cure that can prevent anxious moments to recur and ruin life.

2. You can only cope as there is no real anxiety cure that can prevent anxious moments to recur and ruin life.
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3. Anxiety can lead to depression. Chronic sufferers of anxiety have greater risk of becoming depressed.

3. Anxiety can lead to depression. Chronic sufferers of anxiety have greater risk of becoming depressed.
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4. Anxiety kills. This may come as a surprise but anxiety can lead to loss of life. Anxiety breeds depressive thought...

4. Anxiety kills. This may come as a surprise but anxiety can lead to loss of life. Anxiety breeds depressive thought...
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5. Anxiety is unhealthy. Poor health can be attributed to anxiety and stress. Stress hormones that cause anxiety caus...

5. Anxiety is unhealthy. Poor health can be attributed to anxiety and stress. Stress hormones that cause anxiety caus...
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6. You can get diabetes with anxiety. Anxiety can cause the cells to be resistant to insulin does leading to poor dig...

6. You can get diabetes with anxiety. Anxiety can cause the cells to be resistant to insulin does leading to poor dig...
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7. Hypertension is fueled by anxiety. When the person is under stress the stress hormones cause people to be anxious ...

7. Hypertension is fueled by anxiety. When the person is under stress the stress hormones cause people to be anxious ...
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8. Panic attacks can make anxiety disorders worse. People that are suffering from panic attacks may feel chest pain a...

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9. Anxiety disorders can be triggered by the fear of meeting other people or being in public.

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10. Phobias or intense fear about things or situation often impact the quality of life and ability to perform things.

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11. A gruesome murder or fighting in a way can cause anxiety disorders.

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12. People with anxiety disorders may be afraid about some things that may appear non-threatening to other people.

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13. Anxiety disorders cost the United States around $46.6 billion per year.

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14. Almost 19 million Americans suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder. It is among the most common mental illness...

14. Almost 19 million Americans suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder. It is among the most common mental illness...
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15. Anxiety disorders may appear with some eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.

15. Anxiety disorders may appear with some eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.
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16. Nightmares and palpitations are one of the most common anxiety symptoms. Panic and obsessive thoughts also ranks ...

16. Nightmares and palpitations are one of the most common anxiety symptoms. Panic and obsessive thoughts also ranks ...
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17. Obsessive compulsive disorder fear excessively about germs and getting things done in a specific way.

17. Obsessive compulsive disorder fear excessively about germs and getting things done in a specific way.
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18. Separation anxiety impacts not only the child but the parents as well.

18. Separation anxiety impacts not only the child but the parents as well.
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19. Social media anxiety is the latest anxiety disorder causing anxiety after being on social media sites.

19. Social media anxiety is the latest anxiety disorder causing anxiety after being on social media sites.
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20. Anxiety disorders can cause heart attacks and strokes.

20. Anxiety disorders can cause heart attacks and strokes.
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21. Social media anxiety disorder can cause disoriented social relationships and even distrust.

21. Social media anxiety disorder can cause disoriented social relationships and even distrust.
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22. Social anxiety sufferers fear about being judged by people that they hardly know.

22. Social anxiety sufferers fear about being judged by people that they hardly know.
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23. People with generalized anxiety disorder often have panic attacks about nothing.

23. People with generalized anxiety disorder often have panic attacks about nothing.
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24. Anxiety disorders can occur in conjunction with other diseases.

24. Anxiety disorders can occur in conjunction with other diseases.
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25. Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone not only combat soldiers.

25. Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone not only combat soldiers.