We’ve all got our ups and downs –
June 15, 2019 – The sheer numbers speak for themselves – anxiety is the new depression. The Anxiety and Depression Center of America notes these astonishing facts:
• Over 40 million Americans over the age of 18, more than 18% of the population, suffer from an anxiety disorder
• Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the U.S.
• Over 16 million Americans over the age of 18, about 7% of the population, have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year
• Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
• Surveys show that 60-70 of those who suffer from depression also have anxiety
Think about all the people you encounter throughout your day. Over 1 in 5 adult Americans have either notable depression or an anxiety disorder. Over 5% of our adult population, 1 in 20, suffer from both anxiety and depression. The encouraging news is, as we continue to learn more about anxiety and depression, the approach to treatment – whole person care – remains the same. Every disorder has root causes. They can include genetic and neurological contributors. Looking at all facets of an individual’s life – physical, medical, relational, familial, emotional, spiritual – enables full understanding of contributing factors, and helps us create the customized, ideal program to treat each issue effectively. The whole personal approach has proven over time to produce the best results of all treatment methods.