Anxiety is a side effect of evolution and population growth. When you factor in all the pollution and chemicals we are exposed to every day for the last 100 years you know there has to be side effects. We have become such a high stress, over consuming, law infused society it has caused a psychological side effect of anxiety and panic at an alarming rate. Anxiety has only been recognized as an illness in the last 30 years and now there is any where from 15% to 35% of the population effected by it depending on who you believe
I am seeing younger and younger people suffering from anxiety, I think Health departments and community agencies need to get a head of this future epidemic by recognizing the signs and instilling positive stimulation from a very young age and stop treating this illness in the doctors offices with medication. Schools are already a form of group therapy, they go to school to learn and improve their lives. Having basic psychological education programs added into school curriculum may help prepare kids to handle today's stressful society and teach them self control.
This is an illness that can be treated and controlled without drugs and the endless lists of side effects. Psychological treatment can be administered at a very young age without any side effects while building self confidence to help deal with stressful situations throughout life. Health Departments need to think of the big picture and not the individual treatment solution. Early prevention and treatment could save billions in health cost as well as millions of hours of employment down time every year.
Please feel free to expand on any ideas opinions or thoughts members may have for preventing or decreasing anxiety and panic for our future generations
Rob Hyden in plain sight