the anxiety epidemic

“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”

― Brené Brown

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Anxiety is a problem in the US.   The stresses of career, life, family are taking their toll on a lot of people.    Anxiety is worrying about a future that has not yet come, and yet it seems that many people are worried about tomorrow to such a degree that they need help controlling their emotions.

Too much stress, too much pressure to succeed can lead to anxiety.  Pretending to be the person you aren’t can lead to stress and anxiety.   Are you one of millions taking anti-anxiety medications?   What do you think would help you manage your anxiety better?   What do you do today to manage stress?

2013
Rank
2011
Rank
2009
Rank
2005
Rank
Brand name
(generic name)
Used for… U.S. Prescriptions(% change from 2011)
1. 1. 1. 1. Xanax
(alprazolam)
Anxiety 48,465,000
(1%)
2. 3. 4. 2. Zoloft
(sertraline)
Depression,AnxietyOCD,PTSDPMDD 41,416,000
(11%)
3. 2. 17. 11. Celexa
(citalopram)
Depression,Anxiety 39,445,000
(5%)
4. 5. 5. 4. Prozac
(fluoxetine HCL)
Depression,Anxiety 28,258,000
(15%)
5. 4. 3. 5. Ativan
(lorazepam)
Anxietypanic disorder 27,948,000
(3%)
6. 7. 6. NA Desyrel
(trazodone HCL)
Depression,Anxiety 26,242,000
(17%)
7. 6. 2. 3. Lexapro
(escitalopram)
Depression,Anxiety 24,920,000
(5%)
8. 8. 7. 16. Cymbalta
(duloxetine)
Depression,Anxiety, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy 18,573,000
(5%)
9. 13. 22. 10. Wellbutrin XL
(bupropion HCL XL)
Depression 16,053,000
(30%)
10. 12. 9. 6. Effexor ER
(venlafaxine HCL ER)
Depression,AnxietyPanic disorder 15,796,000
(26%)
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