by Tracey Watson, Natural News:
Anxiety is truly one of the greatest afflictions of our time. Many of the so-called “conveniences” that are supposed to make modern life easier and more enjoyable, including the Internet, social media, emails, WhatsApp, etc., invade our lives, leaving us little time to disconnect and maintain a state of calm. We are left feeling anxious and overwhelmed, on a permanent treadmill to nowhere. For many, this culminates in burnout and anxiety.
The Anxiety Centre reports that around 18.1 percent of all American adults are diagnosed with some form of anxiety, though experts believe that the true figure is closer to 30 percent, since many people do not seek help for the condition. A study commissioned by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) found that anxiety disorders cost the country over $42 billion each year – a third of all the costs associated with mental health in the U.S.