17 Apr The average anxiety sufferer doesn’t seek help for 8 years!
Don’t be this average person!
Don’t wait! If you need help then reach out and ask for it now. You’ll not regret it, I assure you…
via the SMH by Sarah Berry
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, and we are better at talking about it than we have ever been. So, why does it still take the average person diagnosed with an anxiety disorder more than eight years to seek help?
A new survey by government-funded not-for-profit NPS MedicineWise shows most Australians underestimate how long it takes people with anxiety to visit a health professional.
According to the survey, which is part of an education campaign to raise awareness of anxiety and its available treatment, 69 per cent of Australians think it takes less than five years for a person to seek professional help for an anxiety disorder.
In reality, only 28 per cent of people who are subsequently diagnosed with an anxiety disorder seek treatment in the first year of experiencing symptoms. It takes, on average, 8.2 years of living with symptoms before people ask for help…
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