From Rider University
Anxiety is one of the most common global mental health disorders, and young adults aren’t immune to the condition. In the United States, 7.1% of children between the ages of 3 and 17 have an anxiety diagnosis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many additional adolescents with the condition go undiagnosed.
Anxiety can negatively impact an individual’s mental and physical well-being. Exaggerated feelings of nervousness, fear and worry — as well as physical symptoms, such as digestive trouble, fatigue and shortness of breath — can interfere with daily functioning. Without proper care, symptoms can get worse over time.
Anxiety disorders are treatable through means such as behavioral therapy and support groups, but less than 40% of individuals with anxiety disorders receive treatment, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Giving young adults the tools to prevent and overcome anxiety symptoms can help them become confident, productive adults later in life.