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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders among adults with a peak in incidence during young adulthood. Anxiety disorders are associated with high rates of psychiatric comorbidity, physical illness, social and occupational disability, suicidality, and high rates of health service utilization in the United States and worldwide. There are mounting data to suggest that anxiety disorders begin early in life, are common among youth and adults, frequently persist throughout development, and increase the risk of subsequent psychosocial and psychiatric morbidity, including suicidal behavior, from early childhood into adulthood. Moreover, despite rapid increases in availability of efficacious psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic treatments for anxiety disorders in the past three decades, evidence to date suggests that few with anxiety disorders seek and receive treatment.
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