Slow and steady and keep moving uphill. This is your mantra right now. After months of struggling to get your life back together, the appointments with the psychologists are starting to help you make progress. You have come to the conclusion that life is too short to live in constant chaos. So you are in the process of making the changes you need to be make and while some people are not going to understand, with the help of your psychologists and the other cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, you will continue to make progress.
After years of therapy for depression and anxiety, you finally feel like you can handle the days of stress on the job and at home. Although being the mother of two teenage daughters can be a challenge, you know that if you continue with the current program the days will get easier and the months will seem more manageable.
When Was the Last Time That You Felt in Charge of Your Life?
If you or a loved one struggle with anxiety or depression, it is important to make sure that you find a therapist who can help you find the most success. Consider these facts and figures about the care that Americans need to help them be their best selves:
- Affecting 40 million adults in the U.S. age 18 and older, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the America. In fact, this 40 million represents nearly 18% of the population.
- Only 33% receive treatment, in spite of the fact that anxiety disorders are highly treatable.
- Even though they do not always get the help that they need, people with anxiety disorders often spend an enormous amount of time searching for help. For instance, people with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and they are also six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
- The median age of the onset for depressive disorder is 32.5, although it can develop at any age.
- 36% of people with social anxiety disorder report experiencing symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking help, according to a 2007 ADAA survey.
- 60% of anxiety prone people showed marked improvements in anxiety levels within six to nine months of meditation.
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