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More than 23 million Americans experience some form of anxiety, making it the most common mental illness in the country.
We all experience occasional "raw nerves" or find ourselves in circumstances that make us feel nervous and apprehensive. Usually this can be controlled and will pass when the situation changes or the cause of stress is removed. But there are situations when the ordinary anxiety reach the point of being diagnosed as a disorder.
Anxiety is considered an illness when you cannot control your anxious feelings. Anxiety disorders involve excessive levels of negative emotions, such as fear, worry, nervousness, and tension, and the anxious feelings occur involuntarily despite your best attempts to avoid them or stave them off.
From chronic worrying, called generalized anxiety disorder by experts, to panic attacks, most seem to have the same root cause: unrealistic, overwhelming fears that can not only paralyze the mind but also cause serious physical problems.