Since ‘high-functioning’ anxiety is not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (latest edition DSM-5), it is not an official medical diagnosis yet. However, more and more people are beginning to identify with this form of anxiety.
Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States that represents 18.1 percent of the American population and are therefore the most common mental illness in the country. There are several types of anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder (SAD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and specific phobias. All these cause overwhelming distress to the affected individuals. This […]