Statistics: anxiety disorder is overwhelmingly common. About 33% of Americans struggle with it. It is more common in females than males. Anxiety can easily be overlooked because 20% of children reported having worries and only 3% of parents thought this was true. Any signs of anxiety disorder should be taken seriously.
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a genetically-based anxiety disorder comprised of obsessions and compulsions that impacts over 2 million people in the US alone. Typical onset of OCD is between the ages of 10-12 years old. OCD is a treatable condition although; on average it takes 14-17 years from time OCD begins to obtain treatment. There are 5 warning signs that help someone identify OCD in someone else. The warning signs to be aware of are someone talking about intrusive, unwanted thoug