Living in a poor area increases the risk of anxiety in women, but not in men

University of Cambridge| Thu May 04 20:04:33 EDT 2017
Living in a poor area increases the risk of anxiety in women, but not in men

Anxiety disorders, which often manifest as excessive worry, fear and a tendency to avoid potentially stressful situations including social gatherings, are some of the most common mental health problems in the Western world. The annual cost related to the disorders in the United States is estimated to be $42.3 million. In the European Union, over 60 million people are affected by anxiety disorders in a given year.

There have been few studies to date that assess the factors or characteri....

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