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Do anxiety disorders affect women differently than men?

Dr. Kenneth M. Rogers, MD
Psychiatrist (Therapist)

Women are much more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders than men. Many women operate in a state of low-grade anxiety that may erupt into episodes of panic attacks, phobias, or anxiety disorders in the face of increased stress or biological changes—like monthly periods, the birth of a child, or menopause. Many women function in a state of constant anxiety and may not even realize the level of stress or anxiety that they are experiencing until they are asked.

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