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Business Insider – How to spot the difference between everyday worries and an anxiety disorder, according to experts

Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., spoke with Business Insider about the difference between everyday worries and anxiety disorder.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US, affecting 18.1% of the US population each year.

Although worry is a defining trait of anxiety, not everyone who worries suffers from an anxiety disorder. This can make the difference between the two confusing, psychologist Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., told INSIDER.

So how can you know if you’re worrying an everyday amount or suffering from an anxiety disorder? INSIDER spoke to experts to learn how to spot the difference.

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