Have you ever walked into a room full of people, most of whom you never met before, and your palms started to sweat, your heartbeat races, and you want to get out of there as soon as possible? Anxiety can be disabling as it causes an increasing feeling of overwhelming fright.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): “National prevalence data indicate that nearly 40 million people in the United States (18%) experience an anxiety disorder in any given year. Approximately 8% of children and teenagers experience an anxiety disorder, with most people developing symptoms before age 21.” The ADAA also reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) calls anxiety disorders “the most common mental disorders worldwide”.
Most people believe it is a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety, but how much is too much? When is it considered a debilitating problem? Is it normal to feel anxious around other people? Sadhguru provides us with a solution.