Each year more than 23 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder, America's most common mental illness. These individuals may experience spontaneous and repeated panic attacks, find themselves endlessly checking or rechecking their actions, or feel constant, unrealistic worry about everyday occurrences and activities. Symptoms may appear for no apparent reason, inexplicably reach overwhelming levels, and dramatically reduce or eliminate the ability of the person to function. Anxiety disorders include: Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Anxiety Disorders Information
Panic/Anxiety Disorder Information
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association
Anxiety Panic Search Engine
The Anxiety Network International
Mental Helpnet Anxiety Disorders
Doctor's Guide Anxiety
National Anxiety Foundation
Social Phobia World
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 17 million adult Americans suffer from depression during any one-year period. Many do not even recognize that they have a condition that can be treated very effectively. Depression occurs when feelings of extreme sadness or despair last for at least two weeks or longer and when they interfere with activities of daily living such as working, or even eating and sleeping. Depressed individuals tend to feel helpless and hopeless and to blame themselves for having these feelings. Some may have thoughts of death or suicide. People who are depressed may become overwhelmed and exhausted and stop participating in certain everyday activities altogether. They may withdraw from family and friends.
Eating disorders — such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Compulsive Overeating — include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for women and men. In the United States, 5-10 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men are struggling with eating disorders. Over a person’s lifetime, at least 50,000 individuals will die as a direct result of their eating disorder.
Teenagers with Eating Disorders
Women's Health: Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
Eating Disorders Mirror Mirror
Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders
Academy for Eating Disorders
These links obtain information on the following areas: Addictions, sleep disorders, alcohol & substance abuse, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Gaming and Gambling Problems.