Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder.
Anxiety can lead to excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry. It can alter how a person processes emotions and behaves causing physical symptoms. Mild anxiety might be vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety may seriously affect day-to-day living.
Anxiety disorders affect 40 million people in the United States. It is the most common group of mental illnesses in the country.
If you are feeling anxious, call the Summa Health Behavioral Health Institute at 234.867.7965.