Treatments for Anxiety

By: niketan - Published: • References: bridgestorecovery
Is modern life getting more stressful? Well, we finally have enough data to tell. Earlier this week, Twitter users began to retweet and share an astonishing fact: anxiety levels recorded in modern high school students are the same as anxiety levels recorded in 1950s mental patients.

This data is based on studies that have been taking place over decades; in fact, the statistical trend of high school anxiety outpacing mental patient anxiety started in the 1980s. This, of course, comes as no surprise to recent high school graduates or their parents -- high school is now an astonishingly stressful time, with homework requirements often exceeding three hours every night, and jobs, sports, and extracurriculars taking up every other available space. Students are getting much less sleep than they need, and the pressures of succeeding are higher than ever. All of this combines to create unprecedented levels of anxiety.

Of course, this anxiety does not ebb once these high school students reach adulthood. There are now treatment and therapy centers around the country set up just to deal with anxiety. One center offering anxiety treatment in Los Angeles, for example, addresses social anxiety, phobias, as well as the general "persistent sense of foreboding, uncertainty or fear" that often permeates contemporary life.

In the 1950s, it was not considered "normal" to be this anxious. Now, it seems, we have accepted anxiety as part of our modern lives, and have passed it along to our children. Stats for Effective Anxiety Treatment Center Trending: Older & Chilly
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