Forty million Americans, or 18 percent of the population, struggle with anxiety disorders.
Anxiety disorders are a normal response to stress, but in some people, it can affect their day to day living.
Examples of disorders include Generalized Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Disorder, Specific Phobias, Obessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Here are 10 behaviors that people engage in unintentionally that may make their condition worse:
- Fishing for Reassurances
- Magical Thinking
- Relying on Herbal Drinks
- Thought Stopping
- Relying Only on Medications
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Engaging in Learned Helplessness
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Source: Dr. Joseph Mercola