The Angst in Anxiety blog is, naturally, about anxiety — the big black umbrella that encompasses a wide range of disorders and diagnoses, such as: obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, acute stress disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety is one of the world’s primary mental health problems according to the World Health Organization (2011). Let’s take a look at why this is the case and some of the populations that are not well understood where anxiety is concerned.
Nanette Burton Mongelluzzo, Ph.D. works in private practice as a psychotherapist. Nanette works with children, adults, adolescents, couples, and families. She also works as a consultant with public and private schools on issues ranging from suicide and violence prevention to topics on mental health issues affecting youth. She is the author of Entering Adulthood: Understanding Depression and Suicide, 1990, The Everything Self-Esteem Book with CD, 2011, and A Comparative Case Study of the Elderly Women Beggars of Central Mexico, 2006. She frequently appears on radio and television covering community mental health topics such as the Arizona wild fires in the summer of 2011 and the Gabrielle Gifford shooting in Tucson, Arizona.