What are the Main Types of Anxiety Disorders?
The main types of anxiety disorders (along with how many people in the US have them) are:
There are 6 million people suffering from panic disorder with twice as many women as men. A co-occurrence of depression is very common with this anxiety disorder. There are two different types of panic disorder, one with agoraphobia and one without agoraphobia.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
There are 2.2 million people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder and it is as common in men as it is in women. Hoarding is a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder affects 6.8 million people. Twice as many women suffer from this anxiety disorder than men.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Rape is the most common trigger of post-traumatic stress disorder. Childhood sexual abuse is another. Veterans of war are also likely to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. There are 7.7 million Americans suffering from this anxiety disorder. About 65 percent of men who are raped and 45.9 percent of women who are raped will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Social anxiety disorder affects 15 million Americans. Onset usually begins around the age of thirteen. It is equally common among men and women. A survey conducted by the ADAA showed that 36 percent of people with social anxiety disorder go 10 or more years before seeking help.
Nineteen million Americans suffer from a specific phobia disorder with women twice as likely to be affected as men.