- The most common mental illness in the U.S., is Anxiety, it affects 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
- Anxiety disorders are considered highly treatable, with conventional means but only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. (1)
Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
It's not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
A little know and uncommon method for managing anxiety are controlled breathing exercises!
Studies (see links below) have shown that breathing can have a profound affect on how we handle our stress response.
Here is my video 1/3 on breathing rhythms that can reduce he amount of stress your feeling and can help mediate anxiety.