Anxiety and Depression Risk Factors

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Anxiety and Depression

People experiencing anxiety and depression can feel isolated and alone, but they aren’t. Depression affects 15 million people in the United States each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million people annually, says the Anxiety Disorder Association of America. This guide will help you understand these disorders, learn about the many available treatment options and reassure you that you aren’t alone.

What are Anxiety and Depression?

For years, many people believed depression was just feeling sad or out of sorts, and anxious people ... read more »

Anxiety and Depression Risk Factors

No one is immune to depression or anxiety, but certain groups, such as teens, the elderly and new mothers are at higher risk of depression. Depression and anxiety can also run in families, or occur because of a trauma. This section provides Web sites that explain the differences in signs, causes and risks of various higher-risk groups.

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  • Teenagers are often misunderstood and their moodiness is chalked up to teenage angst or hormones. Some Web sites are specific to children and teens, and can help parents and those who work with them by offering insight into dealing with teenagers who display the signs of depression or anxiety.
  • Forgetfulness, fearfulness and sadness in the elderly can be overlooked because they may have other medical issues or their behavior is attributed to aging. Web sites geared toward senior health can help you learn what to watch out for.
  • Post-partum depression can develop into something very severe and devastating if it’s not detected and treated. It’s more than the baby blues—it’s a true, treatable illness. There are many sites available on the Web that can help women and their families learn how to cope with post-partum depression.

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Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

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Anxiety and Depression Treatment

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Finding a Therapist to Treat Anxiety or Depression

Finding a counselor or therapist isn’t always easy and may call for some detective work. Not ... read more »

Depression and Anxiety Crisis Hotlines

In this section, you’ll find some Web sites that provide 24-hour a day, 7-days a week ... read more »

Support for Anxiety and Depression

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Anxiety and Depression News and Research

Research is ongoing to try to find ways to manage these two groups of mental illness. This section ... read more »

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