Anxiety Disorders Need More Research
In an recent news story it has been revealed that scientists from the University of Cambridge are calling for more research to be done in the case of anxiety disorders as it is now affecting 4% of the population, with people under the age of 35 and those with health issues being particularly susceptible to this condition.
This current research shows that on a global scale, women are twice as likely as men to suffer with this condition. Indeed, it also shows that pregnant women are prone to obsessive compulsive disorders before and immediately after their pregnancy.
This report also concludes that a greater awareness of this condition is needed as people often delay seeking help as they feel that anxiety issues are simply part of every day life stresses and strains. I know that in my own practice, I have seen an increase of well over 50% in the past decade of people presenting with anxiety disorders including OCD and social anxiety.
It is my view that people are far better educated about this than in the past. This includes the medical profession who are far more sympathetic about anxiety than they used to be. The important thing to remember is that if you are suffering, there is no need to suffer in silence, go get help, there are many skilled professionals out there who might be able to make this situation better for you.