Is anxiety common?
Anxiety is one of the most common of all the mental health conditions. Research indicates that anxiety is commonly diagnosed in 1 in every 4 adults at some point during their lifetime, and up to 1 in ten people will experience some form of anxiety disorder every year.
How long does it take to treat anxiety?
Professional care can help anyone suffering from anxiety. Success of treatment does tend to vary from person to person. Benefits of CBT are usually seen within 12 to 16 weeks. Medication treatment depends on the severity of symptoms and as such, may be short-term or long-term.
Treatment may be complicated if other conditions also require management / treatment, so it often takes time and patience to find a comfortable combination that best works for you. Treatment will always be tailored for your specific needs.