Women More Prone to Anxiety than Men, Review Finds

anxiousA British study has found that women were twice as likely to suffer from anxiety when compared to men. People living in North America and Western Europe are more prone to anxiety disorders than those from any other part of the world. It is estimated that eight out of every 100 people suffer from anxiety compared to 3 out of 100 people in East Asia.

Anxiety should not be overlooked and treatment should be sought. The anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive worry, fear and avoidance of potentially stressful situations such as social gatherings. Treatment of anxiety is through meditation, yoga, and physical activity.

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