Anxiety

It is estimated that more than 19 million adult Americans ages 18-54 have anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are real, serious and treatable conditions. It is part of the body's "fight or flight" response. This prepares us to act quickly in the face of danger. However, if common everyday events bring on severe and persistent anxiety or panic that interferes with life, you may have an anxiety disorder. Symptoms may include: worry, fear, dread, avoidance of places or situations, panic attacks, repetitive behaviors

Effective treatments are available. Usually cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication or a combination of both are used. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America up to 90 percent of people who obtain proper care from will recover and go on to live full and productive lives.

Nadia Johnson provides assessments for attention deficit disorder using the Connors' Rating Scales for parents and teachers.

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