Living with and Treating an Anxiety Disorder

May 30, 2017

Until six years ago, Kelly Garrett says she’d never experienced real panic.

“In December of 2011, I was working at a local bank, and we were held up at gunpoint toward the end of the day. At the time, we got through everything, but that night, I got what I called my first real panic attack. It blind sided me, and it was completely incapacitating,” Garrett says.

Garrett is part of the 18% of Americans currently living with an anxiety disorder. Although they are highly treatable, only about one-third of those who have issues with anxiety are being treated for it.

During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Garrett, Dr. Adnan Iqbal, and Karen Nelson, who is a licensed psychologist and an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa.