Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in Canada and about 12% of the population will have it in any given year. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, but a disorder is diagnosed when people experience significant distress and some degree of functional impairment in their daily living. A person with an anxiety disorder may find it difficult to function in many areas of life. For a little bit more information on anxiety disorders, or on other mental health conditions, please check out this site.
Of course, anxiety disorders occur among elders. For an in-depth look into what anxiety manifests as in older people, look here.
If you think that you, or someone you know, is struggling with an anxiety disorder, please seek help. If you are unsure of where to seek help, contact the Eganville and District Seniors’ Centre for more information.