Nearly one in five Americans struggle with mental illness. Kendra is one of them. She says she had dreams of becoming an Olympic hockey player since she was a young child, but her anxiety and panic attacks became so paralyzing that they robbed her of a shot at a medal.

“The day I was told I made the team, I walked away to find out what was wrong with me. I just walked away from the only dream I’ve ever had,” Kendra recalls. “A few weeks later, I received a diagnosis of generalized anxiety, panic disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia, OCD, and clinical depression … It took over my life and cost me my dreams.”

Kendra joins Dr. Phil along with Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Senior Medical Advisor at Pfizer, to have a candid conversation about anxiety disorders, the most common mental health illness in the U.S. affecting over 40 million adults. Learn the causes, symptoms, and what to do if you have a friend or loved one with mental health problems.

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