Jul 25

Social phobia, GAD and other senior anxiety disorders

By MD for Seniors

Seniors may develop anxiety disorders as they age and face drastic life changes.

Anxiety disorders are common, but often misunderstood, mental health issues.

While we all feel worried or overwhelmed at times, anxiety disorders go above and beyond a typical case of stress. According to the American Psychiatric Association, anxiety disorders cause disproportionate levels of fear and nervousness, to the point that it interferes with people’s everyday lives. People with one of these conditions may react with extreme stress to common situations, or become so fearful that something will go wrong that they avoid common situations, no matter how unrealistic their concerns may be.

Though about 30 percent of all adults …read more

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