Racial discrimination can lead to anxiety disorders among African Americans

African Americans who face significant and repeated racial discrimination may experience Generalised Anxiety Disorder, a condition so severe it can affect everyday life.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) can involve chronic worrying, intrusive thoughts, and difficulty concentrating. Physical symptoms of GAD may include tension headaches, extreme fatigue, and ulcers.

The Penn State research reveals that African American and Afro Caribbeans have different responses to racism, with African Americans reporting GAD symptoms at a higher rate than Afro Caribbeans despite both groups experiencing almost identical levels of racial prejudice.

Read more at Journal of Anxiety Disorders