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.

Read on to learn more about the co-occurrence of anxiety and these disorders:

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#PTSDFact 7.7 million Americans age 18 and older have PTSD. http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

#OCDFact 2.2 million, 1.0% of the U.S. population suffers. http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd

Anxiety or eating disorder: which comes first? http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/eating-disorders

Many people with an anxiety disorder also have a co-occurring disorder or physical illness. Understand the facts. http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses

Tips to try when you're #anxious or #stressed: http://www.adaa.org/tips

FacebookMany 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. Find out more about related illnesses. http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses

If you think you have anxiety, it’s time to get help. There's no shame in talking to a mental health professional about your feelings. http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/college-students/find-help

Eating disorders are much more common among women and girls, but men and boys account for about 5 to 15 percent of those with anorexia or bulimia and about 35 percent of those with binge eating disorder. Understand the facts and know the symptoms. http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/eating-disorders

People with BDD suffer from obsessions about their appearance that can last for hours or up to an entire day. Find out more about body dismorphic disorder. http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/other-related-conditions/body-dysmorphic-disorder-bdd

Anxiety can worsen symptoms of abdominal cramps and pain and make you literally feel sick to your stomach. Learn more about IBS. http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs