Counseling for Washington State
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
- GAD affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1% of the U.S. population, yet only 43.2% are receiving treatment.
- Women are twice as likely to be affected as men. GAD often co-occurs with major depression.
Panic Disorder (PD)
- PD affects 6 million adults, or 2.7% of the U.S. population.
- Women are twice as likely to be affected as men.
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
- SAD affects 15 million adults, or 6.8% of the U.S. population.
- SAD is equally common among men and women and typically begins around age 13.
- According to a 2007 ADAA survey, 36% of people with social anxiety disorder report experiencing symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking help.
- Specific phobias affect 19 million adults, or 8.7% of the U.S. population.
- Women are twice as likely to be affected as men. Symptoms typically begin in childhood; the average age-of-onset is 7 years old.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are closely related to anxiety disorders, which some may experience at the same time, along with depression.
- OCD affects 2.2 million adults, or 1.0% of the U.S. population.
- OCD is equally common among men and women.
- The average age of onset is 19, with 25 percent of cases occurring by age 14.
- One-third of affected adults first experienced symptoms in childhood.
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of the diagnoses above, please give us a call at (425) 242-6267.