New Research Reveals Interesting Facts on Anxiety

including the gender and age groups most affected

It's been well documented that anxiety is on the rise, but new research by the University of Cambridge has given us an even clearer picture of who's affected by this common mental health condition. The team found that women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, and that those under 35 are more likely to suffer than older people.

'It might be that younger people are more likely to be exposed to anxiety provoking situations – they are more likely to be in employment and they are more likely to be exposed because of that to a higher number of social interactions,' says Olivia Remes, who led the research. Her team also discovered that people with chronic diseases are, perhaps unsurprisingly, more likely to suffer anxiety than those in good health. Up to a third of people with MS had an anxiety disorder, while cancer patients also had a high chance of anxiety, with up to 79% of those in the later stages of the disease experiencing symptoms. The researchers are now hoping that be identifying those most at risk of anxiety, more support can be put into place.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

'When we know who is most likely to have it, then we can better target our health service's resources, interventions, screening and prevention efforts' concludes Remes.


(Image: Getty)

What do you think?

Life
Share
Your Horoscope for the Week of November 20
Everything you need to know for the upcoming week.
Life
Share
1 Thing No One Tells You About Life After Trauma
Adversity is everywhere. That doesn't diminish its meaning, it strengthens its power to unite us.
Life
Share
8 Foods That Help Soothe Sore Throats
Eat your way out of your next seasonal cold.
Life
Share
Mira Rajput Shared A Picture From Her Childhood And It's Oh-So Adorable
😻😻
Life
Share
People Have Raised $100,000 for the Woman Who Was Fired for Flipping Off Trump's Motorcade
"Juli Briskman is an inspiration to us all."
Life
Share
Revealed: This is What Your Handwriting Says About Your Personality
For instance, handwriting that is bunched up and non-aligned, indicates a LIE!
Life
Share
Take a Rare Look Inside the Royal Family's Train
It's basically Kensington Palace on wheels.
Life
Share
What To Do If You're Harassed At Work — And HR Isn't Helping
All your options, whether you're discriminated against for your sex, race, religion, age, or disability.
Life
Share
Nita Ambani's iPhone Worth $48.5 Million? Here's the Truth Behind *Those* Viral Stories
WE'D BE REALLY JEAOUS IF THAT'S THE CASE!
Life
Share
The Art Fest You Need to Checkout RN
We've got your weekend sorted!