⦁ Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting somewhere over 40 million adults, meaning almost 18% of the total population.
⦁ Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion every year, meaning almost one-third of the country’s $148 billion total mental health bill, according to The Economic Burden of Anxiety Disorders.
⦁ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also referred to as OCD, affects only 1% of the population, meaning around 2,2 million people. The median age of onset is 19, with 25% of the cases occurring by age 14.
⦁ Panic disorder affects 6 million people, meaning 2,5% of the population. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men.
⦁ 19 million people suffer from specific phobias. Women are, again, twice as likely to be affected as men. The median age of onset is 7.
⦁ Here is a list of the strangest phobias people could suffer from:
Ablutophobia: The fear of taking a bath or cleaning yourself.
⦁ Ergophobia: The fear to work or the workspace environment.
⦁ Coulrophobia: The fear of clowns, which is generally found in children.
⦁ Descebdophobia: Walking down stairs or inclines can be a terrifying experience for some people.
⦁ Chronophobia: The fear of time passing. Is often found in prison inmates or the elderly.

Common Mental Disorders