Anxiety disorders


Anxiety disorders refer to a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In the Region of the Americas, it is estimated that more than 58 million people are suffering from anxiety disorders, 7.7% in the female population, and 3.6% of the male population are estimated to be suffering from anxiety disorders in 2015. Prevalence in both sexes combined varied by country from a low of 3.6 % in Mexico to 9.3 in Brazil.



In the visualization, data are presented in five classes created using the equal intervals classification method. The classes are color-coded in a diverging color scheme where dark blue represents the class with the lowest values and dark red represents the class with the highest values.

In the dot chart, the blue dotted line shows the global value of the selected measure, and the reds dotted line shows the value for the Region of the Americas.