In our day-to-day activities, we often experience anxiety as a normal reaction to stress. However, when anxiety becomes excessive and irrational, a disabling disorder can manifest, leaving the person unable to lead a healthy life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 40 million Americans age 18 and older are impacted by anxiety disorders every year.
Five major types of anxiety disorders are:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder)
Rebecca Ginder is trained to help patients cope with their anxieties – from overcoming a fear of flying or public speaking to treating panic attacks. With proper treatment, patients can return to productive, fulfilling lives.