Our busy modern lives, societal pressures could be part of the problem.
Excerpts from article by By Shaun Dreisbach, Glamour.
As for the rise in anxiety, experts point to a range of factors. “There is a sense that the world is not as safe as it used to be, and that creates a lot of anxiety,” says Leahy. In any given day, he argues, women worry about environmental hazards, their job security, the odds of their boyfriend cheating (see: Tiger and Jesse James). “There’s so much stressful news that it starts to take a toll on you,” says Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Yale University who specializes in stress and women’s health.
I think anxiety disorders are on the rise because women are seeking treatment and because they are being diagnosed more. Women that have anxiety often have depression and in the past they may have only been diagnosed and treated for depression. Now they are more likely to be diagnosed with both disorders. There is less social sitigma associated with anxiety so women suffering from anxiety feel free to talk about it.
Answer by Gailll at 7:22 PM on Oct. 15, 2010
Answer by silversmom at 7:22 PM on Oct. 15, 2010
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