People who feel in control of their lives and who find purpose and meaning in life are less likely to have anxiety disorders even when going through the toughest times, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge.
Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives, but for some it can be a crippling condition. Writing for The Conversation, Olivia Remes, a PhD candidate at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, looks at what science tells us about beating the disorder.
Women living in the most deprived areas are over 60% more likely to have anxiety as women living in richer areas. However, whether men lived in poorer or richer areas made very little difference to their anxiety levels, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Does anxiety keep getting in the way of you making connections with the people you’d like to spend more time with? Maybe you’ve just met someone, but are worried that your anxiety will ruin it all. People with anxiety can be highly self-critical, tend to overestimate the likelihood that something negative will happen, and often feel that others are judging them.
Olivia Remes (Cambridge Institute of Public Health) discusses why women are almost twice as likely to experience anxiety as men.
Women are almost twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, according to a review of existing scientific literature, led by the University of Cambridge. The study also found that people from Western Europe and North America are more likely to suffer from anxiety than people from other cultures.
Olivia Remes (Cambridge Institute of Public Health) discusses the rise of individualism and social media, and how to tackle narcissism.
Olivia Remes, a PhD student at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, explores the relationship between deprivation and anxiety disorders, and in particular why women seem particularly vulnerable.