What is the outlook for people with anxiety disorders?

Early diagnosis and treatment can limit the problems caused by an anxiety disorder and improve the outlook. Unfortunately, many anxiety disorders are not recognized and, as a result, not treated.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/15/2017.


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