Many people with an anxiety disorder also have a co-occurring disorder or physical illness, which can make their symptoms worse and recovery more difficult. As with all illnesses and disorders, it’s important to find appropriate treatment.
Learn more about the co-occurrence of anxiety and these disorders:
- Serious, chronic, or terminal illnesses
- Eating disorders
- Health anxiety
- Hoarding disorder
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Sleep disorders
- Substance use disorders
- Adult ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactive disorder)
- BDD (body dysmorphic disorder)
- Chronic pain
If you think you have anxiety, depression or any of these co-occurring disorders, it’s time to get help. There's no shame in talking to a mental health professional about your feelings. Search ADAA's Find-a-Therapist database to find a mental health professional in your area.