Women Struggle With Rise In Anxiety Disorders

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Nowadays, it seems there’s a pill for everything, but there may not be a quick fix for at least one condition: anxiety.

From distressing financial news to the everyday worries that come with contemporary living, it seems anxiety has gone mainstream. Millions of Americans suffer from debilitating anxiety disorders every year, and now new research suggests women are twice as more likely to struggle with anxiety than men.

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If you or someone you know is struggling with some form of anxiety, researchers say you should skip the call to a psychiatrist and instead consult your general practitioner for advice.

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