Life can be hard…
How to Reduce Anxiety
Did You Know?
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1% of the U.S. population, in any given year.
- Women are twice as likely to be affected.
- According to the National Institutes of Health, of the 35 million Americans age 65 or older, about 2 million suffer from full-blown depression. Another 5 million suffer from less severe forms of the illness.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things. People with the disorder, which is also referred to as GAD, experience exaggerated worry and tension, often expecting the worst, even when there is no apparent reason for concern.They anticipate disaster and are overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Sometimes just the thought of getting through the day produces anxiety. They don’t know how to stop the worry cycle and feel it is beyond their control, even though they usually realize that their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants.
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Help with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
Visit NoMorePanic.co.uk. This website provides valuable information for sufferers and caregivers of people with these disorders.
Clutter or Hoarding?
Anxiety and Depression can lead to hoarding. For information on how to deal with the situation or a list of companies that can help visit Children of Hoarders website.
Also, for cases that are not as extreme, NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) has organizers that specially work with people who have anxiety, OCD, and/or depression. It seems the best thing to do is search for NAPO, list the state, and list the type of issue. i.e. “NAPO CT for anxiety.”