Anxiety is a normal part of life.

However, some may experience anxiety that is persistent,  seemingly uncontrollable and overwhelming  If it is excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it can become disabling.  When anxiety interferes with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are a real, serious medical condition and are the most common and pervasive mental disorder in the United States.   The term “anxiety disorder” refers to specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry.  Anxiety is recognized in many forms:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are closely related to anxiety disorders, which some may experience the same time as depression.

Nearly 40 million people in the United States experience an anxiety disorder in any given year.  Only one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment even thought though the disorders are highly treatable.

Joshua D. Smith and Associates works with clients who are experiencing symptoms of Anxiety or it’s related disorders.

SOURCE: Anxiety and Depression Association of America

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