Understanding Anxiety Disorders
A small amount of anxiety can be a useful reaction. It can help us improve our performance, or avoid dangerous situations. However, if anxiety reaches an overwhelming level, or remains high for an extended time, it can interfere with an individual’s day-to-day life.
There are many forms of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder (recurring panic attacks), phobia disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety. Anxiety disorders affect 10% of Canadians, causing mild to severe impairment.
Learn more about specific anxiety disorders on the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health website: