Anxiety and Depression Aren’t Just Genetic

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year, according to the National Institutes of Mental Health. Depression and anxiety disorders are two of the most common mental disorders in the country; 6.7 percent of adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year and an estimated 18.1 percent of adults experience anxiety disorders (when anxiety becomes excessive). Integrative psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Vora discusses the factors that play into these diagnoses in this clip from WellBe’s full interview with her.
Watch the full WellBe interview with Vora.
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Dr. Ellen Vora
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