About 3 million Canadians aged 18 years and above (11.6% of the population as of 2013) suffer from mood and anxiety disorders. This was according to a 2014 survey on “Living With Chronic Diseases in Canada,” which also found that 27% of those affected by this condition reported that the disorder affected their lives between “quite a bit” and “extremely.”
Arguably, anxiety and mood disorders are some of the most prevalent types of mental conditions in Canada. While most people go for psychotherapy treatment, according to the above report, 23% of those reported to have had mood and anxiety disorders in 2013 didn’t.
There are a number of tell-tale signs that you are suffering from one type of anxiety or another that should prompt you to seek psychotherapy.