Get Help for Anxiety Disorders!
Anxiety disorders and depression have increased exponentially over the past half a century. At least five times as many teens and young adults suffer from anxiety or depression today than there were fifty to sixty years ago. In the 20th century, there was war, economic depression, and disease, outside circumstances that still exist today. Why are we so emotionally susceptible in our technologically advanced 21st century world?
According to some experts, the individual focus has shifted. If you were a young adult fifty years ago, your goal in life was to succeed in your chosen path, to be the best that you could be. Success was in your hands. Today, the goal is more materialistic—to amass as much wealth as possible, a goal over which you do not have direct control. Values have shifted from intrinsic—I am a good person, a good friend, a good family member, to extrinsic—I have a nice house, a new car, the most exotic vacation package. Overprotective parenting, higher scholastic expectations, less imaginative free play, and instantaneous gratification in our world of technology all contribute to the anxiety statistics today.
Whatever the reason for the increase, anxiety disorders are real—they are phobias, panic disorders and social anxiety. Do you know someone who will adjust his or her entire day to avoid an uncomfortable place or situation? A fear or obsession so overwhelming, these mental illnesses can truly disrupt lives. And it is not something a person can simply grow out of or overcome. If you know someone with an anxiety disorder, he or she will need your understanding, your sympathy and your help.
At DFAC we understand anxiety symptoms and their debilitating effects. Disability benefits can ease the financial burden involved in the cost of diagnosing and treating this anxiety. Professional counseling coupled with self-help strategies and a supportive family can make a difference between suffocating anxiety and the normal anxiety that is part of everyday life. Contact DFAC today! And here’s to your good health!