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About Anxiety and Depression

elderly ladyAnxiety disorders refer to excessive fear, anxiety and avoidance behavior to a degree that interferes with functioning. 

Anxiety and fear are experienced by everyone. Anxiety disorders, which impair functioning or cause marked distress or suffering, are more common than might be thought. The most recent large-scale survey of the American adult population shows that 25-30% has experienced at least one of the anxiety disorders at some time in their lives. They are also present across different races and cultures, although the symptoms may be described and understood differently according to specific cultural beliefs.

It is common for people to have more than one anxiety disorder. There is also a high rate of co-occurring depression. People with anxiety disorders demonstrate considerable impairment in work, social, and family roles.

There are 5 types of disorders that the CALM program addresses:

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

After experiencing a terrifying situation that involved physical harm or the threat of it, people may develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

When people become overwhelmed by anxiety and are extremely self-conscious in everyday social situations, they have Social Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder experience profuse and exaggerated worry and tension, even without an event or situation to cause it.

Panic Disorder

People with Panic Disorder have sudden attacks of terror.

Major Depressive Disorder

People with Major Depressive Disorder experience depressed mood along with other symptoms such as low energy, lack of enjoyment, sleeping problems, weight gain or loss and negative thoughts about self.