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The U.S. ranks 1st in anxiety disorders

According to a presentation to the IFPE Congress in Vienna, Austria on April 18, 2009, on the results of World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey, 19% of Americans experience a clinical anxiety disorder in a given twelve-month period, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

  1. Richard n Myrtle Beach
    22 July 2012 at 10:14 am

    It appears that we have forgotten the family and the importance of being content of what we have, as opposed to always wanting more. Worry is the “interest paid on a loan not yet made”. We have turned away from what got us first long ago and we are reaping what we have sown. Sadly we are getting worse each year.

  2. 13 August 2012 at 9:08 am

    Over diagnosed, over medicated, and often inappropriately treated with drugs that cause iatrogenic dependencies, in my humble opinion. Never listed as a cause of death.

  3. Anonymous
    21 October 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Not a meaningful statistic given the vast range of mental health care which produces the diagnostic.

  4. Mark
    21 October 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Perhaps, but the fact that the statistic exists suggests to me that someone has decided that it might be meaningful.

  5. Prue
    22 October 2012 at 1:50 am

    I was in the USA recently and amazed at the level of drug advertising on TV. Drugs for headache, heartburn on and on. Ads for patients to influence doctors on the drugs to prescribe. A trip to the supermarket shows aisles and aisles of meds. There is a drug for every problem it seems.

  6. bobpad
    19 January 2013 at 1:25 am

    YEAAH! WE’RE FINALLY #1 AT SOMETHING!!

  7. kayura_sanada
    5 February 2013 at 1:44 pm

    It’s not surprising to me at all. We stress ourselves out with how much we work and what our culture expects from us. And yes, there’s a ridiculous amount of drugs out there. We use them to solve our problems instead of something healthier.

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