Women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety than men, study suggests

A recent study revealed 1 in 25 people have anxiety

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A recent study conducted by the Online Library reveals women are almost twice as likely to suffer from anxiety than men.

Research for the 'Brain and Behaviour' journal explored anxiety disorders - such as panic attacks and social phobias - and discovered than 1 in 25 people suffer from anxiety worldwide, and that the majority of those were women.

​A recent study conducted by the Online Library reveals women are almost twice as likely to suffer from anxiety than men.
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They reviewed 48 other pieces of research on anxiety disorders and found that it is most common amongst people under 35, those in North America, those with chronic illnesses and women.

In fact, researchers noted that anxiety disorders affected up to 8.9% of women, meaning it occurred up to twice more than in men. They also discovered that women at 70 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men, and that this often occurs hand in hand with anxiety.

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Lead author on the study Dr Olivia Remes commented: "By collecting all [the] data together, we see that these disorders are common across all groups. But women and young people are disproportionately affected."

​A recent study conducted by the Online Library reveals women are almost twice as likely to suffer from anxiety than men.
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If there's anything positive to be taken from these stats, it's that if you do suffer from anxiety, you're not alone. You are not the only one to feel like you do. Reach out for help on this and other mental health concerns at Mind.

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