Anxiety is a common mechanism that can turn into a chronic disease when it occurs at times it is not supposed to. Anxiety can take several forms: generalized anxiety, phobia, panic attacks, Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Generalized anxiety is the most common anxiety among the population. About 5 to 8% of worldwide population suffers from generalized anxiety and women are particularly more affected (about 10% of women over 40 years old).
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs after exposure to a traumatic event (war, terrorist attacks, fights, rapes…). Individuals affected by PTSD display intense and disproportionate fearful reactions, helplessness feeling and other symptoms that can last many years after the traumatic event that triggered PTSD.
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