- 40 million people in the U.S. will experience an impairment because of an anxiety condition this year.
- Only 4 million will receive treatment, and of those, only 400,000 will receive proper treatment.
- 65% of North Americans take prescription medications daily, 43% take mood altering prescriptions regularly.
- There were over 3.3 Billion prescriptions filled in America in 2002 (12 times the U.S’s population – that’s 12 prescriptions for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. that year)……READ MORE
- 70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives. This equates to approximately 223.4 million people
- An estimated 8% of Americans − 24.4 million people − have PTSD at any given time. That is equal to the total population of Texas.
- Up to 20% of these people go on to develop PTSD. As of today, that equates to approximately 44.7 million people who were or are struggling with PTSD.
- An estimated one out of every ninewomen develops PTSD, making them about twice as likely as men.….READ MORE
Here are some fascinating statistics regarding panic attacks according to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):
[Remember, this is according to the DSM. So, the numbers of people truly suffering from a form of panic/anxiety is probably much higher.]
- 1 million Americans experience panic-attack symptoms per month.
- 3 million (or 1 in 75) Americans will suffer from panic attacks at some point in their
lives. (37% = aged 18-34: 60% = 35-64).
- 50% are unable to drive farther than three miles from their home.
- 83% work quality declines; 67% will lose jobs or income; 43% are unable to work for at least one month.
- 20% have attempted suicide……………………READ MORE
Have you ever struggled with unwanted behavior(s) and then cried out in anguish: “Why the heck do I do that?”
Here are some examples:
- consistant unhealthy patterns (especially in the area of anger, shame & fear)
- fits of rage/anger
- can’t get over a relationship, etc.