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6 Common Causes of Anxiety

According to a recent survey by the National Institute of Mental Health (2017), Anxiety is the most common mental illness, with over 40 million adults in the US alone being diagnosed every year. The American Psychological Association (2013) defines anxiety as a future-oriented concern that may lead people to avoid situations that trigger or worsen their distress. Do you have experience with anxiety? Do you know someone who is often anxious? What other symptoms of anxiety do you recognize? There are in fact many types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Phobia or Social Anxiety Disorder. You can watch the video here:

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Script Writer: Chloe Avanasa
Script Editors: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Napiart
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

Our sources:

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