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Anxiety Disorders – A Cell Therapy Treatment

Anxiety Disorders and Human Behavior


Anxiety Disorders involve excess fear and usually have negative emotional and behavioral consequences.

Individuals with anxiety disorders experience a panic attack and this is reflected when someone responds with fear.

The different types of anxiety disorders include:

Specific phobia (fear)

  • The condition affects over 19 million adults
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic disorder is closely related to anxiety disorders.
  • It affects both men and women in the same way.

Panic disorder

  • Panic disorder affects up to 6 million adults yearly
  • It occurs with major depression
  • It affects both men and women in the same way

Obsessive-compulsive disorder – OCD

  • OCD affects 2.2 million in the US making 1.0% of the population
  • It affects people from the age of 19, with around 25% of the population suffering from the age of 14.
  • One-third of the affected adults experience the same problem from their childhood.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • GAD affects around 6.8 million adults yearly. Out of the whole group, only 43.2% receive treatment.
  • Women are twice as likely to be affected as men

Posttraumatic stress disorder – PTSD

  • PTSD affects 7.7 million adults in the United States
  • One of the causes of PTSD is rape where 65% of men are affected, and 45.9% of women are affected.
  • Women and men are both affected

Facts and Stats

Anxiety disorder is a common disease in the United States affecting over 40 million grownups of 18 years and above.

Although the condition is treatable, around 36.9% of people with this disease receive treatment. People suffering from anxiety disorder make frequent visits to their doctors and sometimes they are admitted.

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Anxiety Disorders Statistics : According to World health Organization (WHO) 1 in 13 globally suffers from anxiety. Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness in the US affecting 40 million Americans age 18 and older.

25.1% of children between the age of 13 to 18 years suffer from anxiety disorders. Research carried out shows that if left untreated, these children are likely to perform poorly in school.

The disease also co-occurs with other mental disorders like hyperactivity disorder, eating disorder, and depression.

Social phobia is the most common in the whole group and manifests before the age of 20. People with anxiety problems experience co-occurring mental health issues.

Once a person starts suffering panic attacks that is a sign of anxiety disorder.

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Could Cell Therapy Help With Anxiety Disorders?

In recent years, use of cell therapy in treating different disease has grown dramatically. The most promising aspect of using live cells is their ability to provide relief to patients with chronic and untreatable disorders.

Cell Therapy is being considered a form of interventional pain management. The treatment involves injecting live cells in the affected area.


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Cell Therapy is an old treatment modality which involves implantation of living cells for treatment of diseases.

Cell Therapy is a fascinating method considering regenerative medicine is giving people with anxiety disorders a second chance at life. The generation and maintenance of new cells are imperative in improving stress disorders and generalized anxiety.

Injecting live cells through targeting pharmacologic intervention helps clinicians decide the appropriate cell therapy treatment for the affected part of the brain.

What Is Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety results from stress and can be beneficial in various situations. They differ from regular feelings, and it can alert someone of impending danger or help one pay attention.

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An Anxiety Disorder is a debilitating mental illness that shows signs of fear, worry, and uneasiness.

Over 30% of adults have been affected by anxiety disorder at some point in their life. The good news is the condition is treatable, and one can lead a healthy life again.

The disease affects 4% to 7% of people at different stages of their lifetime. Like any depressive disorder, it negatively affects the day to day activities of the people with the disease.

The disease is twice as common among women as among men and affects even children and teenagers.

Anxiety Disorders Symptoms

The symptoms of anxiety disorders may vary depending on the age and sex.

Some of the symptoms include: difficulty of concentrating, inability to let go of worry, feeling restless, indecisiveness, and fear of making the wrong decision.

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Anxiety Disorders Symptoms: Inability to let go of worry, Difficulty of concentrating, feeling restless, indecisiveness

Other symptoms may include difficulty in handling uncertainty, perceiving situations as threatening even when they are not, over thinking of all the possible plans to worst-case scenarios, and persistent worrying about situations that are beyond you.

Anxiety disorders also display some physical symptoms like sweating, nausea, fatigue, sleeping problems, feeling twitchy, and irritability.

The symptoms vary in teenagers, children, and grownups.

Causes and Risk Factors

The cause of anxiety disorders is not known, but it could likely be an amalgamation of risk factors such as developmental, psychological, environmental and genetics.

The condition is evident in some families making it possible for ecological problems and genes to produce the problem.


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Further Reading – Quality Articles From Third Party Websites

    1. [1] ADAA – Anxiety And Depression Association of America
    2. [2] NCBI – National Center for Biotechnology Information