Anxiety Disorders

What are Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder. more>>

Five major types of anxiety disorders are:
Treatment

Effective treatments for anxiety disorders are available, and research is yielding new, improved therapies that can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives. more>>

Getting Help: Locate Services

Locate mental health services in your area, affordable healthcare, NIMH clinical trials, and listings of professionals and organizations. more>>

News
Publications/Resource Materials

Read, print, or order NIMH booklets, fact sheets, and other publications on anxiety disorders such as:

Anxiety Disorders
A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the major anxiety disorders, with information on getting help and coping.

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Anxiety Disorders Research
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