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Anxiety Q&A Part 2: The costs

Gabrielle Lis

In part two of this three part series, we look at the personal, economic and work-related costs of anxiety.

What are the personal costs of anxiety? Anxiety disorders can have a profound impact on a person’s quality of life, influencing their capacity to work, placing strain on intimate relationships and sometimes causing people to withdraw from social interactions altogether. What are the economic costs of anxiety? A 1996 US study found that, while anxiety related costs to the economy were substantial ($46.6 billion in 1990) less t...

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