Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety DisordersFact Sheets  |  Links & Resources

We all know what it’s like to feel anxious - the butterflies in your stomach before a first date, the tension you feel when your boss is angry, and the way your heart pounds if you’re in danger. Anxiety can prepare you to face a threatening situation, and may even help you cope with stress. However, if you have an anxiety disorder, this normally helpful feeling can disrupt your life. Anxiety disorders aren’t just a case of the nerves, they’re illnesses.


Fact Sheets

Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders (easy to read)
Anxiety Disorders and Children
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder
Teen Stress
Understanding Mental Illness: Anxiety Disorders

Links & Resources

Freedom from Fear Provides information on finding help and resources; information for health professionals; bookstore; information in Spanish; articles on hot topics; and a newsletter.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America Information on finding a therapist; clinical trials; frequently asked questions; self tests; news; inforamtion on the women's and children's initiatitives; and a message board.
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Resources for finding help and support groups; informational packets; and research information. The largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.

Helping a Family Member With An Anxiety Disorder