Health Tip: Worried About Anxiety Disorders?
Learn how to help loved ones cope
(HealthDay News) -- According to the University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital site, anxiety disorders are among the most common forms of mental illness in the United States, affecting some 4 million people.
If close friends or relatives have an anxiety disorder, here are suggested ways to help them cope:
- Be stable and consistent. Don't surprise the person.
- Let the person set his own pace for recovery.
- Be patient and accepting.
- Support the person as he moves forward in the recovery process.